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A Slush Fund for 'Mr. DZ'

THE Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has collected overwhelming evidence of bribes paid to Emirsyah Satar, former CEO of Garuda Indonesia airlines. Investigators have identified transfers of funds to Emirsyah from Rolls-Royce, the London-based aircraft engine manufacturer strongly suspected of paying the bribes.

The Garuda CEO from 2005 to 2014 has…

Transnational Bribery Network

Emirsyah Satar's name never appeared on the Corruption Eradication Commission's (KPK) radar screen of dishonest officials who needed watching. During his tenure as chief executive of Garuda Indonesia airlines from 2005 to 2014, he was known as a smart executive. "We were initially shocked because he built a positive image…

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Emirsyah Satar: I Have Never Taken Bribes

As soon as he was indicted and accused of receiving bribes from Rolls-Royce, Emirsyah Satar pulled a disappearing act. Tempo visited his South Jakarta residence at Kebayoran Lama on two different days but he was not around on both occasions. Eko, a security guard, said the former Garuda Indonesia CEO…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Clash of Party Chiefs

Election Campaigning for Today and Tomorrow
Candidates and their supporters are putting everything on the line to win the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election and perhaps a warm-up for the presidential election in 2019.

Before discussing the charges leveled against him, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) talked about how a leader can regress to become a tyrant. A dictator, said SBY, who was Indonesia's sixth president, can emerge when he begins to fear the loss of his power.