Category: Law

Mining Tax Mystery

In a conference on “Beneficial Ownership Transparency”, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said that 24 percent of the mining companies operating in Indonesia are unidentified and thus they never pay their taxes. The KPK said that these anonymous companies have incurred a combined tax debt of Rp23 trillion.

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Anies and the Jakarta Bay Reclamation Project

Tempo Magazine’s special report this week is a meeting held in early August 2017 between the Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan and property tycoons in the private residence of Gerindra patron Prabowo Subianto. The tycoons present in said meeting are developers of reclamation islands off of the coast of Jakarta.

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KKP v. Silver Sea 2: The End?

After two years of proceedings, the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries (KKP)’s feud with MV Silver Sea 2 is over. On October 19, 2017, the Sabang District Court in Aceh granted the Ministry’s lawsuit and sentenced the vessel’s captain.

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Regulatory Journal: New Permenhub for App-based Transportation Services

Minister of Transportation Regulation (Permenhub) No. 26/2017 to revise the Permenhub No. 32/2016 (on the management of transportation not registered on any routes) was revoked on June 2017. Since then, there had been no regulation that can serve as the legal basis for mobile-applications-based transportation services. Last week, however, the Ministry of Transportation announced that a new regulation was being drafted for promulgation in November 2017.

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Cases against Sandiaga Uno: Suspect

Sandiaga Uno was sworn in as Vice Governor of Jakarta on October 16, 2017. Before the inauguration, national media outlets were busy reporting that Sandiaga will be examined as a witness in a case of alleged document forgery after the inauguration. In the case, Sandiaga allegedly involved together with his business partner one Andreas Tjahyadi. But to everyone’s surprise, on October 19, 2017, the Jakarta Metropolitan Police announced that they have escalated the investigation on the case into the stage of inquisition and had named Andreas as suspect. What does this mean for Sandi?

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PKPU for Gasindo Makmur Energy (Ganinduto Family)

PT Gasindo Makmur Energy, which used to be known as Patina Group Ltd (owned by Dito Ganinduto, Golkar lawmaker), officially entered a temporary period in Suspension of Debts Payment (PKPU) on October 19, 2017. The decision was made after the panel of judges at the Commercial Court in the Central Jakarta District Court decided to grant the lawsuit filed by one of the Company’s creditors. Gasindo admitted their obligation and their inability so they decided to use the PKPU period to solve the problem with their creditors.

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The Curious Case of The AW-101 Helicopter Procurement

Back in June 2017, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) announced that they had named the President Director of PT Diratama Jaya Mandiri one Irfan Kurnia Saleh as a suspect in the case of alleged corruption related to a helicopter procurement for the Indonesian Air Force. The investigation on the case is carried out parallel along with the military’s investigation. But yesterday, the KPK announced they had received a court’s summon for a trial on the pre-trial lawsuit filed by Irfan.

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On BPK Graft Scandal: Indictment for the Auditors

The trial of the two Auditors of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) who allegedly received bribes from officials of the Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration (Kemendes) began. The first hearing was held on October 18, 2017 and the two auditors are indicted together. What’s interesting from the indictment is not the allegation of bribery but two other allegations of graft and money laundering. This is yet another example of how corruption supported household consumption, and why reform, including eradication of corruption, will continue to affect domestic consumption in short-medium term.

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Rhetoric Stops Here! Normalization of Ciliwung River and Its Legal Issues

People in the city are tired of endless rhetorics. They expected campaign rhetorics stopped Monday when Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno officially took the office. Unfortunate that the first speech from Anies makes reconciliation in the city more difficult. Anies and Sandiaga should now start to handle two of the most serious problems for the city’s future: flood and traffic jam.

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Corruption in Sharia Unit of Bank BJB

The Directorate of Corruption at the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Unit (Bareskrim Polri) is investigating corruption allegation related to the process of credit facilities issuance from PT Bank BJB Syariah (BJBS), subsidiary of Bank BJB (BJBR), to PT Hastuka Sarana Karya (HSK). The investigation has been escalated to the stage of inquisition, but is is still in the first stage. Bareskrim, interestingly, has started searching in strategic places including the BJBS offices and the residence of bank officials. What is surprising about this case is that the value of the credit facility in question reaches more than Rp500 billion.

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Pilots v. Lion Air

May last year dozens of pilots working at PT Lion Mentari Airlines (Lion Air) and grouped in the workers union sued the company policies that were considered exploiting the pilots. The company did not want to lose and filed a police report, and even sued the parties to court on the grounds that the pilots have actually committed a default. Last week, the Central Jakarta District Court decided to take sides with the pilots and partially granted their lawsuit.

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Updates on the E-KTP Graft Case

It has been a while since the last time we reported the progress on the E-KTP graft case, but the trial and the investigation continues. Last Friday, the Corruption Court at the Central Jakarta District Court held the latest hearing on the trial of Andi Agustinus a.k.a Andi Narogong. The hearing uncovered a possibility of a new investigation into case of alleged money laundering. At the same day, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) summoned several individuals to be examined as witnesses related to the case.

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