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Monday, April 16, 2018

Overboard Bank Century Ruling

Effendi Mukhtars strike of the gavel reignited the Bank Century controversy. The South Jakarta District Court judge went too far in his pre-trial ruling. He ordered the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to continue investigation into the Bank Century affair and named former Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Boediono and his colleagues suspects.

The ruling was clearly outside the scope of a pre-trial hearing. According to the Criminal Code Procedure, the…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

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.