Category: Law

Former IBRA Chairman Named Suspect, Next?

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has finally named Syafruddin Arsyad Temenggung, chief of Indonesia Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA), an agency established to handle bad loans and assets related to Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI) from financial crisis 1997, as corruption suspect.

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SinemArt’s Shareholding Dispute: Hary Tanoe v. Sariaatmadja

Two of the biggest television companies, PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk (MNCN) belonging to Hary Tanoesoedibjo and PT Surya Citra Media Tbk (SCMA) controlled by the Sariaatmadja family, are having a dispute over shareholding in PT Sinemart Indonesia, one of the biggest entertainment and production house companies in Indonesia. The dispute occurred after a court decision stating that the sale of shares of PT Sinemart Indonesia to SCMA’s subsidiary, which was conducted in January 2017, is not valid. What’s interesting is that the decision was made in an in absentia trial and PT Sinemart Indonesia had no knowledge of the trial whatsoever. How is that possible?

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The End for Dahlan Iskan?

Dahlan Iskan was found guilty of corruption by abusing his power in the release of assets of PT Panca Wira Usaha, a company owned by the East Java Provincial Government. The Corruption Court of the Surabaya District Court punished Dahlan to 2 years of city arrest, but Dahlan immediately filed for an appeal.

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Update on the E-KTP Graft Case: Accounts of Witnesses

The trial of the two defendants in the electronic identity cards (E-KTP) graft case continues. In the hearing held on April 20, 2017 the Court was set to hear the testimonies of twelve witnesses, but only six witnesses attended the hearing. There were confirmations on the alleged involvement of the Speaker of the House of Representatives Setya Novanto and the former Minister of Home Affairs Gamawan Fauzi.

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Regulatory Journal: A New Regulation from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry

The Minister of Environment and Forestry recently published several Minister Regulations (Permen KLHK) to implement the terms set forth in the Goverment Regulation (PP) 57/2016 regarding the Protection and Management of Peat Ecosystem. One of the implementing regulations is the Permen No. P.17/MENLHK/SETJEN/KUM.1/2/2017 on Commercial Plantation Forest Development, which revised Permen No. P.12/MENLHK-II/2015. But the revision written down in the Permen P.17 raised objections from various parties, especially from the owners of forest utilization permit.

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Hanjung Indonesia’s PKPU

A construction company based in Lampung PT Hanjung Indonesia entered their period of Suspension of Debts Payment (PKPU) in March 2017 after the Panel of Judges of the Commercial Court of the Central Jakarta District Court decided to accept the PKPU lawsuit filed by one of the Company’s creditor PT Hermes Cargo Service. The PKPU process is a second chance for the Company after escaping a bankruptcy lawsuit in February 2017.

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Update on the E-KTP Graft Case

The trial of the two defendants in the electronic identity cards (E-KTP) graft case continues. In the hearing held on April 17, 2017 the Court was supposed to hear the testimony of six witnesses, but due to resource shortage and limited time, the Panel of Judges wrapped up the hearing after listening to the testimonies of two witnesses.

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On LuLu Group’s Tax Case: The End for Mohan?

Rajesh “Mohan” Rajamohanan Nair, the managing director PT EK Prima Ekspor (EKP, a subsidiary of Lulu Group International) who was caught bribing the Directorate General of Taxation Official Handang Soekarno, was found guilty of all charges by the Corruption Court of the Central Jakarta District Court. Mohan must serve 3 years in prison. But even though Mohan’s Trial has ended, the trial of Handang Soekarno has only begun. New evidence was revealed in the first hearing of Handang’s trial.

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On Bakamla’s Corruption Case: A New Suspect

The trial of the suspects of the Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) bribery case continues. An important testimony was given by Bakamla’s Head of Office for Marine Perils Information Management Col. (Navy) (Ret.) Arief Meidyanto. Outside of the trial, the KPK named a new suspect..

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Development on the E-KTP Graft Case

The trial of the two defendants in the electronic identity cards (E-KTP) graft case continues. The Corruption Court of the Central Jakarta District Court listened to the statements and testimonies of the individuals with the knowledge on the “Fatmawati Team” last week.

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Regulatory Journal: Permenhub No. 26/2017

The Ministry of Transportation issued Minister Regulation (Permenhub) No. 26/2017 to revise the Permenhub No. 32/2016 on the management of transportation not registered on any routes. The Permenhub 26/2017 is now the legal basis mobile-applications-based transportation services.

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Verdict for Amran Mustary

The Corruption Court of the Central Jakarta District Court read their verdict for Amran HI Mustary, the former head of the IX National Roads Implementing Board (BPJN IX) brought down by graft allegations related to the Trans-Seram road project. The Panel of Judges found Amran guilty of all charges, but investigation into the case may continue. The case has so far ensnared 10 people including the former member of the House Commission V of the House of Representatives Damayanti Wisnu Putranti (PDI-P) and the President Director of PT Windhu Tunggal Utama Abdul Khoir.

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