Category: Law

Latest on the Water Supply Bribery Case 

Two years ago the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) conducted a Sting Operation and uncovered a vast corruption scheme involving civil servants under the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing. The scheme related to the construction of dozens of Drinking Water Supply System (SPAM) projects, conducted across Indonesia. All suspects were convicted by mid-2019, but the KPK did not stop investigating. On September 25, 2019, the KPK named two new suspects in the case, including the member of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) one Rizal Djalil. Recently the KPK resume the process and we finally learn more details on the development of investigation.

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Latest on the Battle Against the Perpetrators of Forest Fires

The forest fires in 2014, 2015 and 2019 resulted in losses and casualties. It even caused problems in neighboring countries that forced the Government to respond aggressively. The number of suspected perpetrators being tried in court has increased dramatically within the past four years and the process is still ongoing. The Government can be said to be successful because it won many major lawsuits against corporate suspects. Nevertheless, the execution process on legally binding verdicts still faces problems.

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Edhy Prabowo Graft Case and the Export of Clear Lobster Seeds

After the arrest of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries Edhy Prabowo by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) for allegedly receiving bribes in the process of exporting Clear Lobster Seed (BBL), the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries (KKP) has temporarily suspended the BBL export activities. Meanwhile, the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU), which had announced the alleged irregularities related to the same export activities prior to the Sting Operation, stated that it was still trying to gather evidence as an absolute prerequisite to escalate the investigation process to the stage of examination in court.

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Institutions and Bureaucratic Downsizing

In July 2020 President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo disbanded 18 institutions at once. The President stated that the downsizing was carried out to simplify bureaucracy. Four months later, last week, the President dissolved 10 more institutions. The President has repeatedly said that a winning country is not a big country but a fast country. 

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Corruption Journal : Fertilizer Distribution’s Case and Joker’s Case 

Taufik Agustono, the director of PT Humpuss Transportasi Kimia (PT HTK), who stands trial for allegedly bribing Bowo Sidik Pangarso (who at the time was a member of the Commission VI of the House of Representatives representing Golkar), was found guilty on the last day of Nov. 2020. Separately,  the trial of prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari, who supposedly conspired in the scheme to help fugitive Joko Soegiarto Tjandra, continues.

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Gunung Bara Utama v. Rimba Raya Lestari

On Nov. 27, 2020, the Central Jakarta District Court registered a tort lawsuit filed by the troubled PT Gunung Bara Utama (PT GBU), a subsidiary of PT Trada Alam Minera Tbk (TRAM). There are three defendants listed, including PT Rimba Raya Lestari (PT RRL), who is also surrounded by problems. 

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Bankruptcy/PKPU Journal (17) : CNQC-MTRA JO

In June 2020, PT Grama Bazita, a part of the Grama Bazita Group that provides services in the engineering sector, filed a Suspension of Debt Payment (PKPU) lawsuit against CNQC-MTRA JO, PT Mitra Pemuda Tbk (MTRA), and Qingjian International (South Pacific) Group Development Co Pte Ltd. On Nov. 9, 2020, the PKPU process failed to reach agreement and the defendants were declared bankrupt. The bankruptcy process has begun and creditors are required to submit their bills by Dec. 8, 2020.

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Corruption in Cimahi 

On Nov. 27, 2020, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) held a Sting Operation and arrested dozens of individuals, including the Mayor of Cimahi Ajay Muhammad Priatna (PDIP). Ajay was immediately named a suspect for accepting Rp1.6 billion in grafts. Ajay is the third Mayor of Cimahi since the municipality was established in 2001, and he is also the third mayor ensnared in a case of corruption.

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Bankruptcy/PKPU Journal (16) : NET TV

On Nov. 25, 2020 the Commercial Court at the Central Jakarta District Court registered a lawsuit on Suspension of Debt Payment (PKPU) against PT Net Mediatama Televisi (NET TV). The lawsuit filed by one Bambang Sutrisno Kusnadi is intended for a debt restructuring process in the company. Unfortunately the court has not disclosed more information. NET TV, meanwhile, has already released its statement. 

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More on Edhy Prabowo Graft Case 

The Minister of Marine and Fisheries Edhy Prabowo (Gerindra) was caught red-handed by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in a Sting Operation conducted at dawn on Nov. 25, 2020. Edhy was arrested along with 17 individuals, including his wife who is also a Gerindra politician. The allegation of corruption is related to the controversial export of lobster seeds.  The KPK named seven suspects in the case, including Edhy, but two suspects are still wanted. On Nov. 26, 2020, the remaining suspects turned themselves in. We finally learned the chronology. 

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