Good News, Bad News
From today's Jakarta Post
.GN Indonesian officers have detained five people, including a former soldier, over the beheading last month of three teenage Christian girls in the volatile eastern region of Poso.BN Two senior high school students in Poso were shot by unidentified men at around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, more than a week after the conflict-prone town was shocked by the beheadings of three Christian schoolgirls.GN The Berlin-based Transparency International has named former State Audit Agency (BPK) auditor Khairiansyah Salman as one of the winners of its Integrity Awards for 2005 for his part in exposing corruption cases in the General Elections Commission (KPU). Transparency International said in its website that Khairiansyah "has shown that one whistleblower can tackle corruption". BN Khairiansyah Salman is protected under the Corruption Eradication Commission's witness protection scheme. There are also unproven reports that Khairiansyah received kickbacks from the Ministry of Religious Affairs in connection with a graft case involving former minister Said Agil Husein Al Munawar.
Sourced from Yosef Ardi
.GN State-owned gas transmission and distribution company PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) Tbk awarded a US$84 million contract to PT South East Asia Pipe Industries (Seapi), a subsidiary of PT Bakrie & Brothers Tbk, to supply pipes for the Labuhan Maringgai-Muara Bekasi undersea gas pipeline project.BN
Aburizal Bakrie is a former (?) chairman of PT Bakrie & Brothers
and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce
. He is currently the Co-ordinating Minister of the Economy, but maybe for not much longer
. So is he getting ready to further line his nest?GN
Aburizal Bakrie is a family man.BN
His son was reputedly (or maybe not
if the family are to be believed) in the same car as Michelle Leslie, the Australian model recently busted in Bali for the possession of two ecstasy tablets. She is facing a sentence of 15 years. The others in the car face a life sentence. Of immunity.