I don't generally think it's fair to kick a man when he's down, but when that man is Theo Toemion I'll don hobnailed boots and recruit a gang of pom-pommed cheerleaders. I suspect that the entire expat community here feels the same.
Theo came to public prominence last year
when, upset at what he perceived to be 'racist
' behaviour by the 14 year old referee of a basketball game at the Jakarta International School in which his seven year old was playing, he proceeded to assault the ref, abuse the lad's parents and threaten all and sundry with deportation because he said he 'owned
' the police.
This week the former head of Indonesia's powerful Investment Coordinating Board has been forced to eat his words. He has been jailed for six years
, not for thuggery but, surprise surprise, for "misusing state fund
s" amounting to Rp.30.145 billion ($3.3 million).
I hope Theo's son will become a teenage rebel and thoroughly reject his father's sins.