Category: Law

KPPU Journal

Several months ago the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) punished PT Darma Henwa Tbk (DEWA) for violating the law. Less than a month after the verdict was read, DEWA filed their objections at the South Jakarta District Court. The Court has ruled in favor of the KPPU. Meanwhile, the KPPU had finished the examination on the alleged violation committed by Loan Cooperative Union JASA (Kospin JASA). Kospin JASA was declared guilty.

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Latest Sting Operation

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) conducted a sting operation on December 12, 2018 in Cianjur, West Java. The KPK’s Deputy Chief Basaria Panjaitan told the press that they had received a tip from the public on August 30, 2018, from which they found a number of clues and preliminary evidence to finally assign a team of investigators into this case.

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Law Journal

Last week we reported that Rudhy Lontoh (a senior advocate) and his son Edward Lontoh had filed a bankruptcy lawsuit against the Hermijanto siblings. Several days after the report, we learned that Hendra Hermijanto and Indra Hermijanto also filed a lawsuit against Lontoh & Partners (a law office established by Rudhy and Edward) and against PT Desain Teknologi Indonesia. Hendra and Indra accused the law office and the Company of tort. Separately, the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) began the hearing on the case of alleged cartel practices in relation to salt prices. The KPPU finally revealed name of the companies allegedly involved in the scheme.

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Corruption Journal

The latest defendant in the IPDN building corruption case one Dudy Jocom was convicted last month, but as we predicted, the investigation continues. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) again named Dudy a suspect in two cases as a result of the development of their investigation. New suspects were also named. In addition to that, the KPK has begun a new investigation into a case involving the President Director of  Perum Jasa Tirta lI.

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Revamping Licensing and Trading Procedures

Towards the end on July 2018, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo promulgated the President Regulation (Perpres) No. 54/2018 on National Strategy for the Prevention of Corruption. On August 15, 2018, several officials of the relevant ministries gathered to discuss the implementation of said regulation. In October 2018, leaders of five institutions signed a Joint Decree (SKB) which outlined some of the main focus points in the National Strategy (Stranas), one of which is revamping licensing and trading procedures. Last week, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) stated that they were working towards following the Stranas.

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PKPU Lawsuit against TAXI

The year 2018 has not been a good year for PT Express Transindo Utama Tbk (TAXI), operator of conventional taxi brand Express. The Company booked a net loss of over Rp300 billion in the third quarter (Q3) of 2018. On top of that, the Company must face a lawsuit on Suspension of Debts Payment (PKPU) filed by Dana Pensiun (Dapen) Mitra Krakatau.

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Lippo Group v. Ministry of Communication and Informatics : Where are We Now?

PT Internux, the operator of BOLT, was able to convince its creditors to agree to their peace proposal, and so on October 30, 2018, the majority of its creditors agreed to resolve the dispute in peace. The Ministry of Communication and Informatics, however, submitted a cassation to challenge the peace deal. The Ministry is still considering the revocation of frequency usage licenses for Internux and its parent company PT First Media Tbk (KBLV).

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Prabowo-Sandi’s Development Goals

Vice Presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno has promised to build infrastructure without incurring debts for the nation. Sandi also promised to build other economic aspects. On December 9, 2018, the spokesman for Prabowo-Sandi’s National Winning Body (BPN) one Andre Rosiade (deputy secretary general of Gerindra) added more to what Sandi had said. He attracted the attention of a prominent observer of fiscal policy, who is also the Executive Director of the Center for Indonesia Taxation Analysis (CITA), one Yustinus Prastowo.

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Corruption in Jepara

Various national media outlets reported that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) had conducted a sting operation in the morning of December 5, 2018, but the KPK denied the reports. According to the KPK, they had only raided several locations in the Regency as a follow-up on an inquisition process. The KPK kept quiet until December 6 when details emerged that the search was related to a bribery case involving a judge and the Regent of Jepara one Ahmad Marzuqi (PPP).

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Bankruptcy Lawsuit against the Hermijanto Siblings

Two years have passed since we reported on the family feud in Shinta Group, but problems remain. On December 4, 2018, the Commercial Court of the Central Jakarta District Court registered a bankruptcy lawsuit filed by senior advocates Rudhy Lontoh and Edward Lontoh (Rudhy’s son) against the Hermijanto siblings, who they used to represent when the examination of the feud was ongoing in the Tangerang District Court.

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Corruption Journal: Latest Verdicts on the E-KTP Graft Case and Verdict for Zumi Zola

In the evening of December 5, 2018, the Corruption Court of the Central Jakarta District Court read the verdict for Irvanto Hendra “Ivan” Pambudi Cahyo and Made Oka Masagung. The two men are the latest defendants in the electronic identity card (E-KTP) procurement graft case. The next morning, the same court read the verdict for the disgraced Governor of Jambi one Zumi Zola.

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