Basuki Hariman, Beef Importer: I Wanted To Win This Case
A major player in the beef importing business, Basuki Hariman has never been at a loss for words. Last week, after he was questioned for 15 hours, as well as on the following day when he was about to be questioned further by investigators, the boss of Impexindo Pratama company was ready to take questions from reporters. Excerpts:
Did you give any bribe money?
I spoke about money…
Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.