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Indonesia mining graft scandal casts pall over House Speaker

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In media interviews, Mr Novanto has questioned if the recording is genuine or been doctored, but at other times he acknowledged attending the June meeting at a luxury Jakarta hotel. He has also said he was joking or that his remarks and intentions had been misinterpreted.

Jakarta

INDONESIAN Vice-President Jusuf Kalla has called on Parliament's Speaker to step down over a recording suggesting he sought shares in Freeport-McMoRan's Indonesian unit in return for helping the mining giant extend its government contract to operate.

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