It has been over two years since the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced the development of the investigation into allegations of corruption at the root of the problem which caused the cooking oil shortage and price surcharge. By then, representatives of three groups of companies had been named suspects. Then, as expected, the companies were named corporate suspects. However, questions remain, especially regarding the Government’s responsibility. The companies tried to file a State Administrative lawsuit against the Minister of Trade soon after and received interesting decisions. In the last week of April 2024, the companies tried their luck and filed for different lawsuits to the Central Jakarta District Court, the trial is ongoing. Separately, trial on the alleged corruption of the corporate suspects also continues.To subscribe please click here