According to the news media, the disappearance was caused by massive purchase of the said magazine by mysterious men, including those wearing the costumes of Police officers. They speculate that the Police want to prevent the circulation of the latest edition of said magazine which titled : “ Fat Bank Account of a Police Officer ”.
In another report, the Deputy Chief of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) i.e. Haryono Umar, was quoted as saying that thje KPK is investigating the Rp 95 Billion (US$ 10.45 Million) bank account in the name of a two stars General of the Police.
However, the Public Relation Officer of National Police Headquarters, Inspector General Edward Aritonang denied these reports saying there has never been any instruction to purchase the magazines. He also said that it is not possible to shut information to the public He further said that this might just be some sort of a marketing strategy (by the magazine), which can be seen from the fact that its price has jumped to Rp 100.000,- four times its normal price.
Until Tuesday morning, the magazine is still not avaliable at the news stands. However, the seller can get one for you if you are willing to pay Rp 100.000,-
In response to the above, management of Tempo magazine decided to reprint another 30,000 copies of the missing edition.
I hope that Tempo, which was forced to stop operation during the Soeharto regime, would be able to find out and explain to the public what exactly happened to its missing magazines.
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