Category: Law

The Management of State Properties: Taman Mini Indonesia Indah

Since last year, we have been following the management of State properties by the State Secretary Ministry (Setneg) in coordination with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). In the second week of Dec. 2020, the KPK announced the results. Recently, with President Regulation (Perpres) No. 19/2021, the Government officially took over Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII). 

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Lucas the Almighty

Five years ago, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) uncovered a bribery scheme that led to a bigger case of corruption implicating Lippo Group. The KPK later attempted to snare Eddy Sindoro, a Lippo Group loyalist, to no avail. He left the country even before the KPK named him a suspect. In 2018, Eddy turned himself in. The public learned that he had escaped with the help of several people, including the notorious advocate Lucas, who was named a suspect for obstruction of justice soon after. Eddy and Lucas were both found guilty of different charges, but Lucas insisted on innocence. He managed to get an advantage in every legal remedy he took. Eventually, the Supreme Court accepted his reconsideration (PK) plea and acquitted him of all charges.

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Legal Issues Surrounding OUE Lippo Healthcare

OUE Lippo Healthcare Limited (OUELH, formerly known as International Healthway Corp Ltd), a unit of Indonesian conglomeration firm Lippo Group and China Merchants Group (CMG), is facing legal issues in two countries. In Singapore, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal submitted by several parties. In China, a subsidiary of the Company filed a lawsuit before the Court of Pudong District. There is also the prolonged dispute against a non-controlling shareholder of certain subsidiaries of the Group. 

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Troubled Herry Beng Koestanto

Not many people know who Herry Beng Koestanto is even though we mention his name many times. But over the years, the name has become familiar to us. Herry has been in the business world for a long time. Herry still has family...

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The End for Joker?

Joko Tjandra surprised the nation with his appearance in the country last year. The incident caused a stir because he was supposed to be an international fugitive but no one noticed his arrival to Indonesia except the Attorney...

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Samin Tan Arrested

On Feb. 1, 2019, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) named Samin Tan, owner of PT Borneo Lumbung Energi & Metal Tbk (formerly BORN), a suspect of bribery. Samin was investigated after the KPK looked into the...

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Another Corruption Case in West Bandung

Three years ago the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) conducted a Sting Operation in West Bandung. Six were arrested, and three were later named suspects, including then Regent of West Bandung one Abubakar (PDIP). Abubakar was declared guilty. After months of speculation, on April 1, 2021, the KPK named the current Regent of West Bandung Aa Umbara Sutisna (NasDem) a suspect for allegedly receiving bribes in the procurement of disaster emergency response goods or social assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KPK v. Nursalim: The End of the Line

The graft convict and former chairman of Indonesia’s Bank Restructuring Agency (BPPN) Syafruddin Arsyad “Syaf” Temenggung was found guilty of corruption on the disbursement of Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI) to Bank Dagang Nasional Indonesia (BDNI). The Supreme Court later surprised the nation by releasing Syaf from all charges. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) filed a Reconsideration (PK) petition, but the attempt failed. Since then, we have been questioning the continuation of the investigation, especially knowing that there are two suspects left to be prosecuted in the case, i.e., Sjamsul Nursalim and his wife Itjih Nursalim. Although the KPK was determined to take the pair to prosecution, we doubted that it would happen. As expected, the KPK announced the termination of the inquisition into the case last week. 

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On Jiwasraya’s Graft Case : Another Lawsuit from Benny Tjokro 

The Corruption Court of the Central Jakarta District Court continues to examine the latest defendant in the case of corruption involving PT Asuransi Jiwasraya (Persero). One person refused to surrender. On March 31, 2021, Benny Tjokro filed another lawsuit against the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) at the State Administrative Court (PTUN Jakarta). This is the third lawsuit Benny has filed against the BPK since April 2020. Before that, Benny also sued a senior auditor of the BPK and the Solicitor General for Specific Crimes.

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Disturbing Land Mafia Case 

In October 2020, the Jakarta Metropolitan Police announced that it had named Benny Simon Tabalujan a suspect of fraud. Soon, Benny was dubbed a land mafia and his name was placed on the wanted list. The Land Office under the Ministry of Agrarian Affairs has been under scrutiny since. The case gained public attention after human rights defender Haris Azhar entered the picture. The problem concerns three conflicting decisions from two different courts. 

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