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Indonesian MPs probe graft scam said to involve Speaker

Novanto, top businessman, "sought US$4b stake in local unit of Freeport in exchange for help to renew contract"
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 05:50

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Lawmakers are investigating whether the Speaker of the House, Setya Novanto, along with one of the country's most powerful businessmen, sought a US$4 billion stake in the local unit of US mining giant Freeport McMoRan in exchange for help to renew its operating contract.

Jakarta

IT may be the biggest corruption scandal since Indonesia embarked on its road to democracy at the end of the last century.

Lawmakers are investigating whether the Speaker of the House, Setya Novanto, along with one of the country's most powerful businessmen, sought a US$4

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