Your Honors

Kompas – December 5, 2015
Your Honors

Kid: Your Honor!... Aren’t closed sessions usually for hearings into pornography?

The keyword Yang Mulia (Your Honors) quickly become a trending topic on Twitter as public disgust mounted over the House of Representatives (DPR) ethics council’s hearings into the Papa Minta Saham scandal (which were only opened after intense public pressure) as it tried to shield DPR Speaker Setya Novanto by bogging down proceedings with technical trivialities, questioning the standing of witnesses and disputing the validity of a recording of Setya trying to shake down Freeport Indonesia for 20% of shares in exchange for extending its mining contract.