No Follow-Up to Asian Agri’s Tax Scandal
Investigation into the Asian Agri Group’s tax scandal went no further than the Attorney General’s Office. The tax directorate-general lost in a civil tax case.
THE verdict was issued on December 18, 2012. A cassation court panel of judges led by Djoko Sarwoko agreed to give Asian Agri Group tax manager Suwir Laut a guilty verdict. He was sentenced to two years in prison with a three-year probation and a fine of Rp2.5 trillion. “It was a strange verdict,” said Suwir Laut’s attorney, Mohammad Assegaf, on February 6, 2021.
This decision negates the not-guilty verdict previously is...