Category: Law

Nurhadi and the Pastor 

At the beginning of June 2020, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) managed to arrest the former Secretary of the Supreme Court Nurhadi Abdurrahman, and his son-in-law. Both had been on the run for four months. The KPK named the two men along with a businessman as suspects in the case of bribery. The inquisition of Nurhadi and his son-in-law are ongoing. The latest witness examination is worth noting.

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Corruption Journal 

Imam Nahrawi, the former Minister of Youth and Sports, who was accused of accepting grafts during his term of office, was found guilty earlier this week. Imam pleaded to become a Justice Collaborator, but the Panel of Judges decided to reject his proposal. They also revoked Imam’s political rights. Separately, the prosecution process on the Bengkalis graft case which brought down the then Regent of Bengkalis Amril Mukminin continues. The KPK named two new suspects in 2019 and ten new suspects earlier this year. Recently, the KPK read its demands for one of the new suspects, while the trial of Amril commenced last week. 

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COVID-19 Outbreak: National Economic Recovery Program (4)

The Government continues to focus on recovering the Country’s economy following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Three weeks ago, the Government issued several implementing regulations related to the National Economic Recovery Program (PEN). Last week, the Government issued the latest implementing regulations on the placement of State money in commercial banks.

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KPK and the Halted Investigations (2)

Over seven months ago, the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Mahfud MD mentioned the halted investigation in the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in front of his guests, all experts in their respective fields. Indeed, the KPK has many unfinished tasks. On June 22, 2020, Minister Mahfud repeated the remark. Towards the end of last week, the KPK Deputy Chief Alexander Marwata said his institution would provide legal certainty to old cases. At around the same time, the KPK resumed examination on the witnesses for the E-KTP graft case.

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Update on Nur Pamudji Case

The former President Director of PT PLN (Persero) Nur Pamudji has been on trial for corruption in the procurement of High-Speed ​​Diesel (HSD) fuel supplied by PT Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotama (TPPI) since September 2019....

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On Jiwasraya’s Case: New Suspects

As previously reported, the defendants of the PT Asuransi Jiwasraya corruption case insisted they’re not guilty as charged by submitting their objections on June 10, 2020. The Panel of Judges decided to put aside the objections and continued the examination. Meanwhile, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced new suspects in the case, including dozens of investment management companies and a former executive of the Financial Service Authority (OJK).

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On the Corruption in Jambi

Over two years ago the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) uncovered a corruption scheme in Jambi. The investigation brought down Governor Zumi Zola, who was convicted in December 2018. The KPK later named dozens of members of the Jambi DPRD as suspects, including one businessman as the briber. Some of the new suspects were convicted, but the investigation and inquisition into the other suspects continued. The KPK recently detained three suspects, suggesting that a trial may soon commence. 

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On Aviation Cartel: the KPPU’s Decision

After stopping its activities for more than two months, on June 23, 2020, the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) continued its work. Two hearings were held on the same day. One of them is on cartel-like practices related to soaring ticket rates and cargo transportation in the national aviation industry. The KPPU read its decision and declared the reported parties guilty, albeit not of cartel-like practices. 

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Peace for Duniatex

After going through the Suspension of Debts Payment (PKPU) process, which lasted for more than eight months, on June 23, 2020, the majority of Duniatex Group’s creditors accepted the Group’s peace proposal. So the dispute was peacefully resolved.

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On the Jakarta Bay Reclamation Project 

Since 2015 the Jakarta Provincial Government has been struggling to face multiple lawsuits filed by various parties related to the continuation of the Jakarta Bay reclamation project. By the end of 2018, the Governor of Jakarta had decided to stop the controversial projects, exempting several developers. Several months after the decision was made, PT Taman Harapan Indah, a subsidiary of PT Intiland Development Tbk (DILD), filed a lawsuit against the Governor. PT Taman Harapan Indah holds the reclamation license of Island H. The lawsuit was granted by the Panel of Judges of the Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN), but the Provincial Government decided to appeal. The Jakarta State Administrative High Court (PTTUN) ruled in favor of the previous decision. On the stage of cassation, however, the Supreme Court reportedly ruled in favor of the Governor. 

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On the TPPI Graft Case: The End?

The trial of the defendants in the corruption case involving PT Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotama (PT TPPI) and BP Migas (now Satuan Kerja Khusus Pelaksana Kegiatan Usaha Hulu Minyak dan Gas Bumi or SKK Migas) is over. The Panel of Judges of the Corruption Court of the Central Jakarta District Court had declared all defendants guilty. Still, the punishment handed to Raden Priyono and Djoko Harsono is only one-third of what the prosecutors demanded. The Judges also stated that the two men were only guilty of the second charges, and not guilty of the main charges. 

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