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Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto has been reported to the police for alleged fraud and embezzlement. The property businessman once partnered with current Cabinet Secretary Pramono Agung on the mining and transport of Aneka Tambang’s nickel ore in 2001-2014. The case has exposed an alleged markup of the project’s value with a fantastical profit of up to Rp2.9 trillion. Furthermore, the mining project leaves massive environmental destruction in Tanjung Buli, North Maluku, in its trail.
AFTER three months frequenting the National Police Criminal Investigation Division (Bareskrim), Husdi Herman finally received the long-awaited—but not exactly hoped for—notification. On Thursday, March 19, the police issued a warrant for terminating the investigation into the suspected fraud filed against Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto.
Confusing Stimulus amidst Double Threats
Case investigation by the KPK declines under the chair of Firli Bahuri. Sting operations cannot be conducted because of convoluted red tape to obtain permits.
A string of disasters that come one after another hardly gives Lt. Gen. Doni Monardo a breather.
Surviving The Odds
There is increasing evidence to support the suspicions voiced by a number of people that the selection of ministers in the current cabinet was not based on competence and caution. Details of the chaotic way a number of ministers have carried out their duties in the last six months are beginning to emerge.
Life is the story of decisions. Even when we decide not to decide.