As revealed by Wendy, http://www.sukantotanoto.co/sukanto-tanoto-talks-about-his-father/, Sukanto lies even about his father’s death. Sukanto made up his story of from Rags to Riches, telling people about how he become a billionaire from just working hard.
At an interview with CCTV China, https://sukantotanoto.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/sukanto-tanoto-interview/, Sukanto was compared with the Wright brothers!
What he never told people how he colluded with government officials and even stole his own brother’s money.
Sukanto came from a reasonable wealthy family, his father owned a shop selling petrol and oil in Belawan, North Sumatra. he managed to get contracts with Pertamina, the government petroleum company. He was then able to collude with then Ibnu Sutowo, the president director of the Indonesian oil and gas company Pertamina in the 1970s. Ibnu was famous for corruption, resulting Pertamina with a massive amount of foreign debt USD 8 billion, and majority of it was contributed from corruption.