Mr Teflon

Kompas – October 4, 2017
Mr Teflon

Dubbed by the media as ‘Mr Teflon’ for skillfully using his political power and influence to avoid indictment over a series of corruption scandals dating back to 1999, to the delight of other lawmakers but anger and disbelief among the general public, House speaker and Golkar Party chair Setya Novanto has once again managed to dodge the law after a South Jakarta district court ruled in his favor in a pretrial motion which annulled a Corruption Eradication Commission decision to name him a suspect in the high-profile e-ID corruption case.