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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…

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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…

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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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

A Storm of Debt Tweets

Government loans taken during President Joko Widodo’s term have reached Rp1,000 trillion in two and a half years. Two opposition parties have fanned the issue and created clamor via social media.

For nearly four months Rico Rustombi had not been active on Twitter.