Politics as Usual

Ball reads 'decision', flag reads 'politics'

Any chance the House of Representatives Ethics Council (MKD) had of restoring public trust in the legislative body through a hearing into allegations that House speaker Setya Novanto demanded shares from Freeport Indonesia in exchange for extending its mining contract were quickly dispelled after the hearings were marred by disagreement on technical trivialities and council members treating key witnesses as if they were defendants, making it clear that the council was simply playing politics as usual rather than seeking the truth behind the alleged misconduct.

Kompas - December 16, 2015