An Indonesian official was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for his role in defrauding the government of US$170 million through a national electronic identity card project, Reuters reported Tuesday.
Indonesian lawmakers have come under fire for quietly passing a law that protects them from criticism and prosecution and even allows them to sue those who criticize them, ABC News reported Wednesday.
Indonesian prosecutors charged former parliament speaker Setya Novanto on Wednesday with stealing US$ 170 million of public money, according to Reuters.
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