In June 2020, Freddy Widjaja—son of the late Eka Tjipta Widjaja, the tsar of Sinar Mas Group—filed a civil lawsuit at the Central Jakarta District Court, demanding his share of inheritance. The news was widely reported this week as the group through Gandi Sulistiyanto Soeherman (a managing director) provided their side of the story. Until the end of his life, Eka Tjipta Widjaja only recognized two legitimate wives. Freddy’s mother is not one of them. This is not the first time Freddy has filed a lawsuit related to his position in the family. Freddy had been trying to be considered a legitimate child since the end of 2019.

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