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Indonesia mining graft scandal casts pall over House Speaker

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.


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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