Indonesia’s independent anti-graft agency will target the energy industry to investigate what President Joko Widodo has called an “oil and gas mafia.”
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.
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
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
What accounts for Indonesia’s rash of big corruption cases? One explanation is that modern election campaigns are costing more than candidates or parties can afford. So they’re tapping big and often illegal contributions from local and foreign businesses.… 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