Determined to keep abreast of affairs throughout the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyon has installed a 'situation room' at the Presidential Palace. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tax Evasion Probe on Asian Agri to Be Reopened, SBY Task Force Says

Jakarta Globe, Nivell Rayda, February 17, 2010

The Judicial Mafia Eradication Task Force on Wednesday said it planned to reopen the Rp 1.3 trillion ($140 million) tax evasion case connected to one of the country’s biggest agricultural and palm oil producers.

Mas Achmad Sentosa, a member of the task force formed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, said his team would meet with law enforcers to push for the reopening of the case against PT Asian Agri, which is owned by Soekanto Tanoto, believed to be Indonesia’s third-richest man.

“We will determine later when the meeting will take place,” Sentosa said. “Our target is to resolve all [tax evasion] cases that were either frozen or have not had any significant progress.”

The Directorate General of Taxation reported the case against Asian Agri to the Attorney General’s Office in January 2007, and 13 people had been declared suspects. However, since the case was opened, only one Asian Agri executive has been tried. No report was available on the status of the remaining suspects in the case.

Denny Indrayana, the task force secretary, said bribery might have tainted the case. “There is a strong indication of case brokering,” he said. “The cases against the 12 have been moving slowly, while the law has only touched one company executive.”

The team on Wednesday visited Cipinang Penitentiary to visit the company’s former finance chief, Vincentius Amin Santoso, who was sentenced in 2008 by the Supreme Court to 11 years and one month in prison for defrauding Asian Agri of $28 million in a separate case.

The team was accompanied by officials from the tax office and the AGO, as well as Abdul Haris Semendawai, the chairman of the Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK).

Semendawai said the task force had requested that the LPSK protect Santoso in exchange for his full cooperation in the investigation.

“[Santoso] said he has been receiving death threats,” Semendawai said. “We shall examine the truth to his claim. We will also seek the advice of law enforcers to see whether it is necessary to put him under special protection.”

The AGO said “conflicting opinions” with the Tax Directorate General had hampered progress in the Asian Agri tax case.

Prosecutors said they had not received the final dossiers from the Tax Directorate General, despite the latter’s claim that the materials had been forwarded to the AGO.

According to officials, the palm oil company allegedly submitted inaccurate returns to the tax service, and then moved the difference to affiliated companies based in the British Virgin Islands, Macao, Mauritius and Hong Kong.

Asian Agri has offered to settle the case out of court, but the Finance Ministry insisted on trying the case to test the tax service’s ability to catch top-level offenders.

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