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.)
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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Indonesia Must Toughen Up on Tax Crimes: SBY

Jakarta Globe, Camelia Pasandaran, April 06, 2010


President Yudhoyon has said that Gayus, pictured after his return from Singapore, should serve as a call to clean up the tax office.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has ordered law enforcers to get serious about tackling tax-related crimes.

His comments on Monday came as a corruption case involving a middle-ranking tax official continued to grip the nation.

“I want them [the tax criminals] to be revealed, hunted until everything has been cleaned up and the state no longer suffers losses,” Yudhoyono said before a cabinet meeting on the economy.

He said reports of tax embezzlement “bothered” him and the Gayus Tambunan case should be used as a catalyst to clean up the entire tax office.

“This is the time for us to seriously cleanse those things that could hamper our development in the future, so that future governments will inherit a better situation,” Yudhoyono said.

The president said the case of Gayus, who was found to have Rp 28 billion ($3.1 million) in his bank accounts, was not merely a case of an errant tax official.

“A corrupt tax officer is a crime, a taxpayer who does not pay tax is a crime, a conspiracy that causes state loss is also a crime,” Yudhoyono said.

The president said tax conspiracies meant taxpayers paid only a fraction of what was due and tax officers cooked up the figures and pocketed a portion of the money.

“Of course we cannot tolerate this, especially when the state needs to fund our development agenda,” he said.

Yudhoyono called on law enforcers and the Judicial Mafia Eradication Task Force to report to him on what was being done to tackle the problem and how to prevent more offenses.

“The tax court is in reality fully loaded with mafia practices,” he said. “Such practices must be eliminated.”

Yudhoyono also reminded law enforcers to comprehensively deal with other crimes.

“I have to remind everyone that there are also other crimes, such as Bank Century,” he said. “I have received reports that crimes related to Bank Century have reached Rp 1.8 trillion. This must be solved.”

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said she would re-evaluate her whole ministry, including the tax office, after the revelations of the Gayus case.

“The most important thing is we have to secure our state revenue targets,” she said after the cabinet meeting.

“Reforms [will be done] from the aspects of integrity and performance, and violations will be corrected,” she added.

Sri Mulyani said she had asked the government’s Tax Supervision Committee and outsiders such as tax law expert Hikmahanto Juwana for advice.

“I have made a short-term plan,” she said. “I’ve also stated the eight steps we are working on, including checking wealth reports, officers’ attitudes and rebuilding the reputation and credibility of all officials at the Tax Directorate General.”

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