Tan Kang Ho si Raja Sawit dan Kertas

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Di kalangan pengusaha keturunan Tionghoa, Sukanto Tanoto bukanlah nama asing. Majalah Forbes menobatkannya sebagai orang ke-7 terkaya di Indonesia dan ke-418 di dunia dengan kekayaan yang ditaksir bernilai US$2,8 miliar. Bisnisnya merentang dari Indonesia di Asia Tenggara hingga ke Brasil di Amerika Selatan.

Bernama asli Tan Kang Hoo, pemilik Asian Agri Group ini selalu mengundang kontroversi. Kisahnya tak pernah putus. Timbul tenggelam dan terus bersambung. Di zaman Orde Baru, ia adalah orang dekat Istana sehingga roda bisnisnya terus melaju. Pasca-tumbangnya Orde pimpinan Soeharto, nama Tan sempat menghilang. Ia terlilit kasus kredit ekspor Unibank senilai US$230 juta. Ia memilih menetap di Singapura. Pada 2006, namanya kembali muncul setelah Majalah Forbes mengumumkan sang taipan ini sebagai orang terkaya di Indonesia. Mabes Polri sempat mengusik kasusnya itu, tapi tenggelam begitu saja.

Banyak pihak menganggap Tan lari dari Indonesia. Tapi ia mengelak. “Kalau saya mau lari dari Indonesia, untuk apa simpan uang banyak di Riau Complex,” ucap Presiden Komisaris RAPP, Tony Wenas, mengutip ucapan Sukanto Tanoto, suatu ketika. Di dalam kawasan industri Riau Complex, berdiri perusahaan pengolahan bubur kertas, PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP), milik Sukanto Tanoto.

Kini Tan kembali menjadi perbincangan. Ia dinyatakan bersalah dalam kasus kejahatan pajak Asian Agri Group. MA menghadiahi denda membayar pajak senilai Rp2,5 triliun, Desember lalu. Sang taipan tak menyerah. Ia mengajukan PK. Kisah yang sudah mondar-mandir di ranah hukum sejak 2010 lalu ini naga-naganya akan kian panjang lagi.

Asian Agri bukanlah perusahaan ecek-ecek. Ini adalah induk usaha yang mengelola 150 ribu hektare perkebunan kelapa sawit, karet, dan kakao di Indonesia, Filipina, Malaysia, dan Thailand. Perusahaan ini memiliki 19 pabrik, berkapasitas satu juta ton minyak sawit per tahun sehingga menjadi salah satu pemain minyak sawit terbesar di dunia. Lebih dari itu, pemilik Asian Agri juga bukan sembarang orang.

Sukanto Tanoto adalah konglomerat yang gilang-gemilang. Kisahnya mirip cerita para taipan Tionghoa lain di Indonesia: meniti sukses dari tangga paling bawah. Kini, sang taipan ini masuk jajaran orang terkaya di kolong langit. Majalah Forbes tak pernah absen memasukkan namanya sebagai salah seorang terkaya di Indonesia. Pada 2006, ia menjadi orang terkaya di Indonesia, lalu 2008 turun di nomor lima, hingga terakhir, 2012, melorot ke nomor tujuh.

Tak perlu berharap bertemu Tan di Indonesia. Sejak Orde Baru runtuh, ia memilih Singapura sebagai tempat bermukim. Ia mengendalikan korporasinya dari negeri pulau ini. Dia juga membidani Raja Garuda Mas Internasional (RGMI) sebagai induk seluruh perusahaannya, termasuk Asian Agri yang juga bermarkas di Singapura. Jadi, di dalam RGMI ada empat grup besar. Perusahaan yang bergerak di bidang pulp dan kertas di bawah Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd. atau APRIL, PECTech untuk sektor kontruksi, Asian Agro untuk perkebunan, dan Raja Garuda Mas Indonesia (RGMIn) untuk portofolio. Semua ini di bawah kontrol holding company RGMI yang berkantor di Singapura itu.

RGMI sudah menjadi pemain global. Selain di Indonesia, grup ini memiliki sekitar 50 ribu karyawan yang beroperasi di Cina, Brasil, Finlandia, Malaysia, dan Filipina. Perusahaan dan kantor pemasarannya berada di Singapura, Hong Kong, Jepang, India, Korea, Swiss, Australia, dan Amerika Serikat.

APRIL menjadi tempat menginduk PT Riau Andalan Pulp dan Paper, PT Riau Andalan Kertas, dan PT Riau Prima Energi. APRIL telah menjadi raksasa pulp, terbesar dunia. Saban tahun, pabrik-pabrik ini melumat kayu untuk menghasilkan 2 juta ton pulp, juga 400 ribu ton kertas. Paper One adalah salah satu brand produk kertas APRIL, beredar di 51 negara. APRIL pun telah tercatat di bursa saham New York.

Di negeri ini, APRIL hanya bersaing dengan Asia Pulp and Paper Ltd. milik pengusaha Eka Tjipta Widjaja di bawah payung Sinar Mas Group. Jagat kertas Indonesia pun seakan milik mereka berdua, dengan membagi kue bisnis bubur kertas di Indonesia; Sukanto Tanoto (35 persen) dan Eka Tjipta Widjaja (42,4 persen).

Tapi tunggu dulu. Melalui APRIL, Sukanto Tanoto adalah penguasa 49 persen saham Asia Pacific Forest Product (Suzhou) Ltd. di Cina, selain memiliki saham pribadi 2 persen, sisanya dimiliki oleh UPM Keymene, perusahaan dari Finlandia.

Bisnis Sukanto sempat seret ketika krisis ekonomi dan politik menghajar Indonesia pada 1997. Rontoknya kurs rupiah membuat ia terjerat utang Rp2,1 triliun ke Badan Penyehatan Perbankan Nasional. Itu belum termasuk utang Riau Complex sebesar US$1,26 miliar. Tapi Sukanto tak ambruk. Pada 1998, ia “mencaplok” Sateri Oy, pabrik serat viscose, serat buatan mirip kapas, di Finlandia.

Di Sateri International, induk Sateri Oy, Sukanto duduk sebagai komisaris. Lima tahun kemudian, Sateri membeli Bahia Pulp, pabrik bubur kertas di Brasil, dengan harga US$91 juta. Pada Februari 2006, untuk menggenjot produksi pelarutan bubur kertas menjadi 365 ribu ton per tahun, Sateri International mengucurkan US$400 juta ke Bahia. Dana segar itu merupakan tindak lanjut pertemuan Sukanto dengan Presiden Brasil Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, yang menjanjikan dana investasi. Ketika itu, Sukanto “menghadiahi” Lula blangkon dan caping Jepang.

Tak Lekang dari Masalah

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Di Sao Paulo, Brasil, Sukanto sesungguhnya sudah menjejakkan kaki bisnis sejak 2003, tatkala ia membeli 81,7 persen saham Klabin Bacell SA, perusahaan bubur kertas. Selain di Brasil dan Finlandia, Sateri juga merambah Cina. Di Negeri Tirai Bambu itu, Sateri JiangXi memproduksi serat viscose. Dengan kapasitas 60 ribu ton per tahun, pada 2004 pendapatan Sateri International US$228 juta. Adapun laba kotornya sekitar US$44 juta.

Sukanto juga memborong 90 persen saham Shandong Rizhao SSYMB Pulp and Paper Co. Ltd., pabrik bubur kertas terbesar di Provinsi Shandong, Cina, yang berkapasitas produksi 1,3 juta ton per tahun. Di sini Sukanto mendirikan Pacific Oil & Gas. Meski terbilang pemain baru di industri minyak, Pacific yang berpusat di Hong Kong sudah terlibat dalam proyek besar, seperti membangun terminal penerima LNG dan pembangkit listrik berbahan gas kapasitas 1.400 megawatt di Xiamen, Cina.

Meski terkenal sebagai taipan yang bisnisnya kesohor hingga negeri Cina, pria kelahiran Medan, 25 Desember 1949, ini tak lekang dari masalah. Kasus hukum yang paling mencolok adalah kasus pencemaran PT Inti Indorayon Utama yang berlokasi di Porsea, Sumatera Utara. Penampung limbah pabrik bubur kertas dan rayon itu jebol dan mengotori Sungai Asahan. Perusahaan yang telah go public 1990 ini pada 19 Maret 1999 sempat tutup namun kembali beroperasi di 2000. Perusahaan beroperasi dengan nama PT Toba Pulp Lestari.

Pada 2001, Mabes Polri menetapkan Sukanto sebagai tersangka dalam kasus wesel ekspor berjangka (WEB) PT Unibank Tbk. yang telah dilikuidasi. Kasus ini diduga merugikan negara sebesar US$230 juta. Kasus ini tenggelam begitu saja sampai sekarang. Sedangkan Tan sendiri menganggap kasus Unibank telah selesai.

Di luar itu, sejumlah LSM juga menuding PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) berkontribusi paling besar dalam menimbulkan kerusakan serta kehancuran hutan alam dan gambut di Riau. Hanya saja, hingga kini perusahaan ini lolos dari jeratan hukum.

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Susilo Wonowidjojo

Net Worth $10,500 M Industry Tobacco
Age 55 Marital Status Married, 4 children
President commissioner of clove cigarette maker Gudang Garam, founded by his father and later run by brother Rachman Halim until his 2008 death. Shares fortune with his siblings.

Fast Facts

  • Clove cigarettes banned in U.S. since 2009

Susilo Wonowidjojo (Family: Cai 蔡) comes secondn richest, because we all know that Gudang Garam plays second fiddle to Djarum. Why, while Djarum Super Soccer sponsors the English Premier League on ESPN Star, GG does that anti-individualism ad on MNC. Granted, it’s a new ad while Djarum just used their ad from 2007-08, complete with Adidas Teamgeist. 3.5 billion $ shorter to Bobby & Mike’s

 

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Director of BizHub Inter-Continental Inc. 15 Aug 2003 N/A
Shareholder of BizHub Inter-Continental Inc. 15 Aug 2003 N/A
Director of GOODPAC MANAGEMENT LTD 23 Sep 2003 N/A
Shareholder of GOODPAC MANAGEMENT LTD 23 Sep 2003 N/A
Director of X-pert Ventures Inc. 4 Nov 2004 N/A
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Director of Swasinka Worldwide Corporation 20 Jul 2006 N/A
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Director of Swasinka International Limited 6 Sep 2006 N/A
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Director of Swasinka Management Corporation 7 Sep 2006 N/A
Shareholder of Swasinka Management Corporation 7 Sep 2006 N/A
Director of Globalwin Capital Offshore Inc. 9 Jun 2009 N/A
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Peter Sondakh

Net Worth $2,600 M Industry Investments
Age 59 Marital Status married, 3 children
 Peter Sondakh (Family unknown. Blah) loves eagle and Jesus. That’s why he’s blessed. He had Bentoel cigarette, RCTI private television channel, and XL, the first GSM network in Indonesia. Now he’s into a big gold & and coal mine called the Province of East Kalimantan and is also into tourism, like St. Regis‘ in Bali and Jakarta, Novotel Lombok (home of the Komodo!), Sheraton Bandung, plus several surely fine hotels in Kuala Lumpur & Gold Coast, Australia. He’s a man full of dreams and plans, just like me. Except he’s $2.6 billion richer than me.
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Head of the Rajawali Group. Indonesia’s Midas seems to have success in nearly all businesses he touches. Currently has interests in mining, plantations, hotels: owns St. Regis Bali, Surfers Paradise in Queensland. Paid $100 million for stake in toll road operator Nusantra Infrastructure.

Fast Facts

  • Often invites academics to discuss his businesses and give input

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Beneficial Owner of PERAMU LANGGENG BERJAYA (L) Bhd 28 Sep 2004 N/A
Beneficial Owner of Tabaccheria Profitta Investimenta S.A. 28 Sep 2004 N/A
Beneficial Owner of Tobacconists’ Capital Investment Corporation. 28 Sep 2004 N/A
Beneficial Owner of SETZER HOLDINGS LIMITED 28 Sep 2004 N/A
Beneficial Owner of Tabakwaren Investierunggesellschaft A.G. 7 Oct 2004 N/A
Beneficial Owner of Essaouira Capital Inc. 7 Oct 2004 N/A
Director of DIEGO GARCIA INVESTMENTS CORP. 30 Nov 2004 N/A
Shareholder of DIEGO GARCIA INVESTMENTS CORP. 30 Nov 2004 N/A
Beneficial Owner of DARWBERSNICH CAPITAL CORP. 2 Dec 2004 N/A
Beneficial Owner of TRIUMVIRATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION 2 Dec 2004 N/A
Beneficial Owner of CigArt Investment Corp. 30 Dec 2004 N/A
Beneficial Owner of CRYSTALITE INTERNATIONAL LTD 4 Sep 2028 N/A
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Martua Sitorus

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Net Worth $2,700 M Industry Palm Oil
Age 51 Marital Status Married, 4 children
Chief operating officer of Wilmar International, one of world’s largest palm oil producers; firm announced plans to build a natural alcohol plant in Netherlands with Texas’ chemicals maker Huntsman Corp. It is also investing in property in China. Meanwhile Sitorus and his Wilmar cofounder, Kuok Khoon Hong, personally paid $473 million for London’s Aviva Tower.
Fast Facts
  • Said to maintain 3 private jets on 3 continents

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Role Entity From To
Director of Equatorial Trading Limited 6 Nov 2000 1 Sep 2007
Listed Addresses
Address
14 Ford Avenue Singapore 268693

Launching Buku ” Saksi Kunci”, Membongkar Kejahatan Sukanto Tanoto

http://www.tempo.co/read/video/2013/07/17/1119/Launching-Buku–Saksi-Kunci-Membongkar-Kejahatan-Pajak

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta: Bertempat di Komunitas Salihara, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta Selatan, 16 Juli 2013, buku berjudul “Saksi Kunci” kisah nyata perburuan Vincent, Pembocor Rahasia Pajak Asian Agri ” yang di tulis mantan wartawan Tempo Metta Dharmasaputra, akhirnya dilaunching.

Buku setebal 450 halaman ini diselesaikan dalam waktu 6 tahun dan menceritakan beberapa topik besar dalam kasus penyelewengan pajak yang dilakukan PT Asian Agri Group pada tahun 2002-2005.

Tampak hadir dalam launching serta diskusi buku “Saksi Kunci” antara lain Vincentius Amin Sutanto, Bambang Harymurti, Toriq Hadad, Wamenkum HAM Denny Indrayana, Erry Riyana, dan Yunus Husein.

Diskusi buku”Saksi Kunci” menghadirkan langsung dua tokoh utama yaitu Metta Dharmasaputra dan Vincentius Amin Sutanto,yang merupakan justice collaborator dalam mengungkap kejahatan pajak bekas perusahaannya. diskusi ini tampak lebih hidup dan interaktif dengan adanya Najwa Shihab sebagai pembawa acara.

Pada akhir acara dilakukan penyerahan Buku dari sang penulis Metta Dharmasaputra kepada saksi kunci Vincentius Amin Sutanto.

Videografer & Editor : Denny Sugiharto
Narator : Danni Muhadiansyah

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Saksi Kunci

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Pelaporan penyelewengan pajak PT Asian Agri Group dari 2002-2005 dilakukan oleh pegawainya sendiri yaitu Vincentius Amin Sutanto. Dia merupakan mantan top eksekutif Asian Agri Group dengan jabatan Group Financial Contoller. Apa motif Vincent?

“Waktu itu posisi saya ketakutan, bisa saja depresi. Saya akan berpikir dipukuli. Daripada mati konyol?” ungkap Vincent, seusai peluncuran buku “Saksi Kunci” di Galeri Salihara, Jalan Pasar Minggu, Jakarta, Selasa (16/7/2013) petang.

“Ini saya lakukan juga bukan mau menjatuhkan siapa-siapa, bisa dibilang ini reaksi alamat untuk bertahan hidup, yaitu harus melawan,” sambungnya.

Bahkan, terpikir di benak Vincent untuk bunuh diri saat berada di Singapura. “Kebetulan saya menginap di hotel (Singapura). Kamar saya itu berada tidak terlalu tinggi. Sempat saya buka jendela, biasanya kalau hotel itu setelah buka jendela langsung jatuh, namun ini enggak langsung keluar jalan, tapi selesai. Mungkin ini yang namanya jalan Tuhan. Ada bisikan seperti ini kamu sudah habis, jangan bikin susah orang banyak lagi. Beban semua pihak terutama keluarga. Di luar ada tanggungan, ada beban moril,” cerita Vincent.

Vincent mengaku ada ancaman beberapa kali yang ditujukan ke dirinya apabila melaporkan kasus ini. “Bisa busuk dipenjara, keluarga saya diancam dan lain sebagainya. Itu pemicunya alasannya, mungkin keluarga akan syok juga. Namun karena dibantu dengan Pak Metta dan KPK, lalu akhirnya saya kembali ke Jakarta menyelesaikan kasus ini,” papar Vincent.

Dia mengungkapkan, dalam pembuatan buku setebal 450 halaman tersebut sebenarnya masih banyak fakta kebenaran yang belum terungkap.

“Fakta itu sebenarnya masih banyak, secara detailnya lihat di pengadilan setinggi apa berkasnya itu. Kejadian itu berapa tahun dan harapan saya semua bisa terbaik, dari sisi perusahaan belajarlah agar lebih patuh pajak. Dari sisi masyarakat akan lebih patuh pajak serta melakukan bisnis harus lebih benar dan jujur,” tandasnya

Trail by the Press

From: “Trial by the Press”: An Examination of Journalism, Ethics, and Islam in Indonesia and Malaysia. Janet Steele
The International Journal of Press/Politics
http://columbian.gwu.edu/sites/default/files/Steele%2C%20Trial%20by%20the%20Press_final.pdf

In November 2006, Metta Dharmasaputra, a reporter at Tempo magazine, received a phone call from Vincentius Amin Sutanto, the group financial comptroller for the palm-oil producer Asian Agri. Vincentius was on the run, as it had been discovered that he, his younger brother, and a friend had embezzled US$3.1 million in company funds.

At first, Vincentius had tried to negotiate with the company for clemency, but to no avail. When this failed, he threatened to expose something even bigger: his role in systematic tax fraud. Vincentius had inside knowledge of tax evasion at Asian Agri amounting to Rp 1.1 trillion (US$114 million). His employer, Asian Agri, was the second largest company in the Raja Garuda Mas Group belonging to businessman Sukanto Tanoto. Sukanto, a crony of former President Soeharto, was named Indonesia’s wealthiest man in 2006 by Forbes magazine, with an estimated wealth of US$2.8 billion.
With the blessings of Tempo, Metta flew to Singapore, where the accountant was hiding from private detectives who had been hired by the company. After obtaining documentation of price transfers and expenditure markups, and confirming Vincentius’s story with attorneys for Asian Agri, Tempo published its report in the January 15–21, 2007 edition.13 The company immediately sued Tempo for defamation under the Criminal Code.14 In what were widely considered to be personal attacks on the journalist, Metta’s phone and e-mail communications were tapped, and printouts of his text messages from March to July 2007 were illegally disseminated.

Meanwhile, deciding that the best course of action was to turn himself into the police, Vincentius reported the tax manipulation to the KPK (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi) or Corruption Eradication Commission. He was ultimately sentenced to eleven years in prison for his part in the tax fraud. Metta, who feared for his source’s safety, decided to help Vincentius. Perhaps foolishly, he sought assistance for the former comptroller by appealing to a number of business acquaintances. The only one who responded was Edwin Soeryadjaya, a business rival of Sukanto.
In the following weeks, Metta and Tempo’s chief editor Toriq Hadad were told that Asian Agri had personal information about them and their families. Darmin Nasution, the director-general of taxation, who was investigating Asian Agri, reported similar threats.
Meanwhile, the company continued its attempt to discredit Tempo magazine for its investigative report. A series of seminars with dubious sponsorship was held in Jakarta hotels. An “academic” study on “Content, Framing, and Discourse Analysis”—conducted at an institute funded by Asian Agri—was completed by faculty at the University of Gadja Mada and used to prove that Tempo’s story was tendentious and an example of “trial by the press” (Jurusan Ilmu Komunikasi 2007). Discussion of the case on journalism e-mail lists was heated and often personal.
On September 9, 2009, a panel of judges at the Central Jakarta District Court decided in favor of Asian Agri in its lawsuit against Tempo magazine. Ruling that Tempo magazine had indeed defamed Asian Agri, the judges called the Tempo report “malicious and unbalanced,” and described it as “trial by the press.” An editorial in the English-language daily The Jakarta Post did not comment on the content of the Tempo story but made crystal clear its view of the verdict:
We stand together with all echelons of civil society in expressing regret over the verdict, which from the beginning was marred by inappropriate use of the law. The court’s failure to judge the case under the 1999 Press Law created a faulty pretense under which the facts and circumstances of the case could not be fully appreciated. Perhaps the single greatest struggle of the Indonesian media since the fall of the Soeharto government has been the recognition of a free press under the jurisdiction of a special law as defined in Law No. 40/1999 on the Press. Failure to use this law amounts to criminalizing the press irrespective of the grievance brought by Asian Agri against Tempo.16
Tempo was ordered to pay Rp 50 million (US$5,200) in damages and to publish apologies in Tempo newspaper, Tempo magazine, and Kompas, Indonesia’s newspaper of record. Tempo refused and appealed the decision. The Australian newspaper quoted chief editor Toriq Hadad as saying that the decision suggested the judges did not understand the work of journalists. The magazine’s report had been in the public interest, Toriq said, “We have no issue personally with Sukanto . . . but if this (ruling) is so, how are journalists supposed to do their jobs?”
A year later, on July 27, 2009, the Jakarta High Court accepted Tempo’s request for an appeal and revoked the verdict of the lower court. Asian Agri did not oppose the decision, which became final. As Metta later explained,
They changed their strategy. It was all public relations. [Asian Agri was] conscious that with these harsh methods, tapping my phone, hurting me, suing Tempo—in fact they were making the fire even bigger. There were demonstrations; it was hurting their business. It was hard for them to sell bonds overseas. So there were changes. Sukanto stepped down from his business job and set up a foundation, the Tanoto Foundation, and the strategy changed.
At a subsequent trial of some of the suspects from Asian Agri, it was alleged by the prosecutor that “the actions of the accused resulted in losses to state revenue amounting to Rp 1.25 trillion (US$130 million).”
Nearly two years earlier, on September 21, 2007, the ethics council of the AJI had conducted its own investigation of Tempo’s report. The council’s decision was read by Atmakusumah Astraatmadja, the first chair of the Press Council in the post-Soeharto reform era. Supporting Tempo’s investigation, the council found that the story met standards of journalistic professionalism and the code of ethics, calling it “factual, objective, and balanced.”20 Why, then, was there any support at all for the idea that Tempo was guilty of “trial by the press”?

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The Mole

Anderson Tanoto is theMole in his latest video

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He tore a one dollar bill as Sukanto gave him a million dollar. He is the Mole himself, talking to Dr evil (Sukanto Tanoto).

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Here is the Tanoto himself, telling a fairy tale about his father who was so poor that now he will cut down all forests.

Sukanto Tanoto Eternal Flame 1997

Sukanto Tanoto’s companies causing forest fires are not new. Back in 1997,  Sumatra has the largest forest fire in the last two centuries of recorded history. In the middle of 1997 forest fires burning in Indonesia began to affect neighboring countries, spreading thick clouds of smoke and haze to Malaysia and Singapore.

Garuda Indonesia Flight 152 (GA152, GIA152) was a scheduled domestic Indonesian passenger flight from Jakarta to Medan Sumatra operated by state owned flag carrier Garuda Indonesia. On September 26, 1997, the Airbus A300 flying this route, registered PK-GAI, crashed into woodlands 18 miles from Medan in low visibility. All 235 passengers and crew were killed in the disaster. The crash site was at an altitude of 3,000 feet (915 m) above sea level, near the village of Pancur Batu, Desa Buah Nabar.

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Among the victim is Polar Yanto tanoto, Sukanto’s brother, and then the director of Inti Indoyaron. So much so the fires caused by Sukanto’s companies taken his own brother’s life. But of course Sukanto is not really affected by his brother’s death, he even gained profit from it. All of his brother’s shares from Indorayon and APRIL were liquidated and transferred under his name. Polar Tanoto’s family didn’t get much after the death. The Polar family in Singapore sometimes still takes it to the press about his beloved brother’s kindness.

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