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09/07/12

Self-Satirizing News

From Indonesia:
Nowadays, people are witnessing the Holy Koran being corrupted not only on the interpretation of its content, but also on its procurement.

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named Golkar lawmaker Zulkarnaen Djabar a suspect in the alleged corruption of the Koran procurement project at the Religious Affairs Ministry.

The scandal may implicate other lawmakers.

Last year, the KPK released a survey stating that the ministry was among the most corrupt government institutions, reminding the public of a long list of graft scandals in an institution that has repeatedly been led by so-called “devout people”. Kyais and ulemas have headed the institution, such as Wahid Hasyim, Mukti Ali, Munawir Sadzali, Tolchah Hasan, Quraish Shihab and Said Agil Husin Al Munawar.

However, the Jakarta Corruption Court sentenced Said Agil Husin Al Munawar, who is known as a hafiz (a person who has memorized the entire contents of the Koran), to five years’ imprisonment in 2006 for his involvement in a graft scandal in managing the Dana Abadi Umat trust fund, or haj fund of the past.
No need to comment further.

Update 17:00:
In other news:
YOGYAKARTA: Hundreds of local people in the village of Candi Binangun in Sleman regency’s Pakem district, flocked to the pasar murah (low-priced market), jointly organized by the Indonesian Islamic University (UII) and PT Sinar Mas, to purchase palm oil sold at reduced prices on Sunday.


The discount market program was aimed at anticipating the food crisis and offsetting the spike in prices of basic food commodities, including cooking oil, that usually occurs in the lead-up to the Ramadhan fasting month, said G. Sulistiyanto, the managing director of Sinar Mas.
Comments to the article?
Typical.


This is an oil which has fats that should be limited just like trans fats; they clog your arteries and can lead to heart problems.

In addition, production of palm oil is leading to deforestation.

Such a program should not be a welcome relief for residents in the face of rising obesity, heart disease and the well-being of the rain forests of Indonesia.
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