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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, March 14, 2017

Plundering Parliamentarians

I swear to God, swear to God," said Setya Novanto when he was asked if it was true there was Rp150 billion for the Golkar Party's coffers from money embezzled out of the e-KTP (electronic ID cards) in 2011. Without denying or confirming it, he held up his index and middle fingers to form a 'victory' sign.

Setya Novanto demonstrated this oath to Tempo editors when he visited this magazine's office on Wednesday last week, a day before the prosecution read the criminal charges filed in the massive corruption case surrounding the e-KTP project at the Jakarta Corruption Court.