The former chairman of Indonesia’s ruling party was jailed for eight years Wednesday for takingn up to $15 million in bribes to create a political slush fund.… Continue Reading
Rudi Rubiandini, the former head of Indonesia’s upstream oil and gas regulator SKKMigas, was sentenced to seven years in jail Tuesday for taking more than $1.5 million in bribes.
Former Bandung mayor Dada Rosada was sentenced Monday to ten years in prison for bribing judges to acquit city officials on trial for stealing millions in social aid funds.… Continue Reading
Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Tuesday named the director of the Home Affairs Ministry as a suspect in an investigation into corruption in the nation’s e-KTP (electronic identity) card program.
The Home Affairs director Sugiharto (Indonesians often use just one name) was in charge of the 2011-2012 tender for the nationwide identity card system.… Continue Reading
The head of state energy company PT Pertamina, Karen Agustiawan, was ordered to pay bribes to members of the House of Representatives, evidence from a related investigation allegedly revealed.
Indonesia’s Independent Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prepared a case dossier about former SKKMigas chief Rudi Rubiandini that implicated the Pertamina boss, according to industry source Oil Patch Asia.… Continue Reading
Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has received the 2013 Ramon Magsaysay Award (known as Asia’s Nobel Prize) for its amazing strides against graft.
Here’s part of what the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation said about the KPK:
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Indonesia is embarked on one of the world’s most admired campaigns against corruption.
An official of the Singapore-based energy trading firm accused of bribing one of Indonesia’s top oil and gas regulators wants to name other companies involved in the graft.
Simon Gunawan Tanjaya, head of Kernel Oil’s Indonesia unit, was arrested after he allegedly delivered $700,000 in two payments to the chief of SKKMigas, Rudi Rubiandini.… Continue Reading
A lawyer for Singapore-based energy trader Kernel Oil said Tuesday that a company official bribed a top Indonesia regulator to break into the country’s oil industry.
Kernel Oil’s Simon Gunawan Tanjaya allegedly paid two bribes totaling $700,000 to the head of SKKMigas, Rudi Rubiandini.… Continue Reading
The former chief of Indonesia’s traffic police is on trial, accused of corruptly amassing houses, land, cars, and even gas stations.
Inspector General Djoko Susilo was arrested in December.
At the opening of his trial this week at a special anti-corruption court in Jakarta, prosecutors said his ill-gotten assets amounted to more than $11 million.… Continue Reading
In Indonesia, even a former beauty queen is corrupt.
Angelina Sondakh, left, a lawmaker and past winner of the Miss Indonesia pageant, was sentenced last week to four and a half years in jail for taking over $4 million in bribes and kickbacks.… Continue Reading
Will Indonesia be the focus of new FCPA enforcement activity?
The September 20 notes for the past year’s activities of the Security Working Group under the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership Joint Commission contained the following item:
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Worked closely with the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to run joint, parallel investigations, based on the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).