Category: Law

Corruption Journal 

The investigation and inquisition into the corruption scheme in the Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) have been running for almost five years, many parties have been found guilty and convicted. Not long ago, the prosecutors read out the demands for the last two defendants. However, there are still unanswered questions. Separately, in the case of alleged corruption that brought down the Governor of South Sulawesi, the alleged briber has been found guilty. 

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Pre-Trial Journal 

Two months ago, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) announced an investigation and inquisition into a tax corruption case. It named six suspects. One suspect decided to fight back and filed a pre-trial lawsuit. In another case, the KPK terminated the investigation and inquisition into the allegations of corruption involving suspects Sjamsul Nursalim and Itjih Nursalim related to Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI). A pre-trial lawsuit was filed against the decision.

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The Solicitor General for Military Crimes

This week the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) officially appointed Rear Admiral (Laksda TNI) Anwar Saadi Solicitor General for Military Crimes (Jampidmil). This is the first time in history that there is a chamber for military crimes in the structure of the AGO. Hope rests on the AGO that the new chamber can handle crimes committed by military officers or crimes committed by civilians together with military officers.

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Edhy Prabowo et al Found Guilty 

The trial of former Minister of Marine and Fisheries Edhy Prabowo and the others involved in the corruption related to export of Clear Lobster Seed (BBL) is finally over. They were all found guilty and handed various sentences. Among the Panel of Judges, one judge stated a dissenting opinion.

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Rohadi Found Guilty, Again

The former Registrar of North Jakarta District Court Rohadi, who was found guilty of accepting bribes in 2016, was found guilty once more on several charges including money laundering. Some information in the indictment should form the basis of further development of investigation. Will the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) expand its investigation or will this case end with Rohadi alone?

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Taxing Transactions through Electronic Systems (8)

It has been nearly a year since the Government regulated tax treatment for trading activities through the electronic system (PMSE), one of which is related to the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT/PPN) on intangible taxable goods and taxable services from abroad through PMSE. The decision, which was initially opposed by many parties, including consumers and other countries, has now produced very good results.

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Corruption Journal 

Within less than two months, the trial of the alleged briber in the case of corruption that brought down the Governor of South Sulawesi will be over soon. The prosecutors have read their demands. Separately, the Panel of Appeal overseeing the case of corruption involving the former Secretary of the Supreme Court Nurhadi has decided to strengthen the decision of the corruption court. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) decided to file for cassation in response.

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On Social Assistance Graft Case: Abuse of Authority

In the middle of the proceedings of the corruption case that brought down former Minister of Social Affairs Juliari Peter Batubara (PDIP), one of the witnesses filed a report to the Supervisory Board of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) against two investigators. The investigators were accused of excessive action, which cost the witness his job. After several months of examination, the two investigators were found guilty. 

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Corruption in Tanjungbalai and Case Brokering in KPK

The latest scandal in the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has entered a new chapter. The investigator who supposedly acted as a case broker was dishonorably discharged. This week, the trial of the disgraced Mayor of Tanjungbalai (who used the service of the case broker) started. 

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Forest Fires Judgments and Court Execution

The Government has been aggressively pursuing the perpetrators of forest fires, particularly corporations. The Government won many cases, but the victories have not ended the problem. We look into the dispute against PT Kalista Alam in Aceh to illustrate the trouble caused by obscure court decisions. 

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KPPU Journal: Corporate Actions Notifications

At the end of last week, the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) announced the results of its assessment of the corporate actions taken by Honda Motor Co Ltd on three Japan-based companies. Honda was cleared, with no violation in the process. The KPPU continues to fulfill its duties amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The number of corporate actions notified during the pandemic has increased considerably when compared to the previous year.

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