It has not been a pleasant year for the Lippo Group. Its massive Meikarta township project is in limbo after the Corruption Eradication Commission swooped in on suspicion of bribery. To add to that, the subsidiary of Lippo Group’s PT First Media, the internet provider PT Internux, still owes the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) Rp.463 billion in frequency usage fees. If that’s not enough, in the evening of Tuesday (Dec. 18), a section of the Gubeng Road in Surabaya collapsed. There’s the suspicion that a Siloam Hospital construction project on the said road may have caused the incident.
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