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Commodity: Export Issues

The Ministry of Trade reintroduces a US$3 per ton export tax for crude palm oil (CPO) shipments in January 2017 as the reference palm oil price exceeded the US$750 per ton threshold that separates the existence of export duties from zero rates. The Government’s reference price was set at U$$788.26 per ton for January 2017.

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E-KTP Graft Case: New Suspect

Last week, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) examined Muhammad Nazaruddin, graft convict and the former Treasurer of the Democratic Party for three consecutive days. Nazaruddin, who’s also a suspect in a money laundering case, was examined in connection with his involvement in the abuse of the procurement of electronic identity card (e-KTP). Nazaruddin repeated every testimony he’s given before to the investigators for the past two years in hope that the KPK would finally ensnared the responsible parties, including the former Minister of Home Affairs under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration Gamawan Fauzi. But instead of examining the names Nazaruddin mentioned, the KPK named a new suspect in the case.

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Nazaruddin & 2017 Simultaneous Regional Elections

Graft convict Muhammad Nazaruddin, who is also a former Treasurer of SBY’s Democratic Party, has once more mentioned the big names that he believed was involved in the abuse of the electronic identity card (E-KTP) project. But Nazaruddin didn’t stop there. He also mentioned more allegations of graft in the construction of the Constitutional Court’s building involving a former Chief of the Constitutional Court (MK) Jimly Asshiddiqie, who is now the chairman of the Election Organization Ethics Council (DKPP). With 2017 simultaneous regional elections in the horizon, some would not be surprised to hear Nazaruddin speaking up more about other graft cases.

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