For the past three years, Gunawan Jusuf’s name keeps appearing on several district courts case registration system, either for filing lawsuits or being sued. This year is no exception. On August 30, 2018, Gunawan and several parties filed a pre-trial lawsuit at the South Jakarta District Court against the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Unit (Bareskrim), at the heart of the lawsuit is the prolonged dispute between Gunawan’s Makindo group and businessman Toh Keng Siong. The root of the dispute can be traced back to a cooperation agreement the parties entered into over two decades ago.

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