Secret Tax Negotiations
The Corruption Eradication Commission is scrutinizing alleged tax audit bribery by 165 companies. Only three cases have been elevated into an investigation status, with estimated corruption reaching to Rp50 billion. One of these companies is owned by coal businessman Andi Syamsuddin Arsyad, known as Haji Isam.
ON Wednesday, February 10, a convoy of 12 Toyota Innova cars carrying Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators moved toward the basement of the Mar’ie Muhammad Building in Jalan Gatot Subroto, South Jakarta. Upon arrival, the investigators put on their KPK vests and rode up the elevator to the 12th and 15th floors of the building in the tax directorate-general complex.
On the 12th floor, KPK investigators searched the of...