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#99651 - 05 May 09 11:27 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Quoting: KuKuKaChu
HA!!! what a sordid affair this is turning out to be! seems like an awful lot of trouble just for some golf caddie ...

and an excellent report, ken!


My highbrow addition to this story is that a couple of months back I hung out for a night with a girl named Rani at Stadium. She was a golf caddy, not really very cute but there were drugs involved so my judgement was somewhat impaired. She smsed me a few times afterwards, which I ignored. I'm going to try & reply now & see if by any chance it is the same person (although as I hazily recall, she said she lived near Bogor.)
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#99652 - 05 May 09 12:37 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: Polisi Cepek]
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Quoting: Polisi Cepek
(although as I hazily recall, she said she lived near Bogor.)


Yeah right, since when have you ever been told the real truth about where they come from!! Silly boy!!
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#99653 - 05 May 09 12:49 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: Polisi Cepek]
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Quote:
My highbrow addition to this story is that a couple of months back I hung out for a night with a girl named Rani at Stadium. She was a golf caddy, not really very cute but there were drugs involved so my judgement was somewhat impaired. She smsed me a few times afterwards, which I ignored. I'm going to try & reply now & see if by any chance it is the same person (although as I hazily recall, she said she lived near Bogor.)


I am guessing she was demanding a lot for "taxi money" if she was claiming she lived in Bogor! hehehe
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#99654 - 05 May 09 13:16 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Quoting: KuKuKaChu
those helpful folk at detik.com like to be comprehensive about the information they publish about people, right down to their blood pressure, home address and KTP number:

Quoting: detik.com
Rhani masuk bagian marketing di Modernland pada 25 April 2008. Tahun 2004-2007 di PT Padang Golf Moderen. Tahun 2007-2008 di PT Imperial Club Golf. Perempuan manis ini memiliki tinggi 164 cm, 56 kg, tensi 110/70. Rhani Juliani, tinggal di Jalan Kiai Naja, RT 1 RW 4 Panunggangan Utara dengan nomor KTP 367.111.410786.1115.

the number plate of the vehicle that escorted her to the safe-house apartment is not yet know.


detik.com provides even more seemingly irrelevant detail on the lass:

Quoting: detik.com
Namun beda dengan penampilannya yang memikat, nilai pelajaran Rhani justru kurang bagus. Dalam Surat Tanda Lulus (STL) SMU, nilai Rhani hanya pas-pasan. Nilai untuk Pancasila dan kewarganegaraan tertulis 5,84. Pendidikan Agama tertulis 6,43 dan praktek 8,0. Lalu bahasa dan sastra Indonesia tertulis 5,61 dan praktek 7,33. Sedangkan sejarah nasional dan sejarah umum 6,69.

basically, the gal isn't the brightest kid on the block. highest marks were for "Religious Practice", 8.0. which is a tad ironic ...
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#99655 - 05 May 09 13:20 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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I bet she got a perfect 10 for Oral
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#99656 - 05 May 09 13:25 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: chewwyUK]
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I bet she got a perfect 10 for Oral

that's exactly the kind of low, despicable comment i'd expect from you, chewwy. have you ever considered becoming a journalist?
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#99657 - 05 May 09 13:44 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Quoting: KuKuKaChu
Quoting: chewwyUK
I bet she got a perfect 10 for Oral

that's exactly the kind of low, despicable comment i'd expect from you, chewwy. have you ever considered becoming a journalist?



I thought he was by the amount of shit he posts
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#99666 - 05 May 09 14:49 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: v8dave]
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Quoting: v8dave
Quoting: Polisi Cepek
(although as I hazily recall, she said she lived near Bogor.)

Yeah right, since when have you ever been told the real truth about where they come from!! Silly boy!!

Quoting: chewwyUK

I am guessing she was demanding a lot for "taxi money" if she was claiming she lived in Bogor! hehehe

Funny you should say that, I think you're both right. She did ask for taxi money, the cheeky little snot, although we were just hanging out in the club. The update is that my sms hasn't been returned, so a bit inconclusive there as to whether she's "the" Rani. Although I note the love-triangle Rani has a different nickname anyway.
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#99667 - 05 May 09 14:52 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: Polisi Cepek]
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Rhani Juliani seems to refer to herself as Rani (without the H). probably got bored explaining to people that there was a silent H in her name.

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#99669 - 05 May 09 15:13 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Why is that that every girl who wants taxi money lives in Bogor???
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#99670 - 05 May 09 15:19 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: chewwyUK]
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Rp 9,000 for the train
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#99671 - 05 May 09 15:21 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: chewwyUK]
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Why is that that every girl who wants taxi money lives in Kemang???
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#99672 - 05 May 09 15:24 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Jalan Haji Nawi (spl?), actually, off Fatmawati. Ayam Pusat.
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#99684 - 05 May 09 19:55 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: Piss Salon]
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The Queen song on Metro is 'Too Much Love Will Kill You".

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Edited by KuKuKaChu (05 May 09 20:57)
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#99697 - 06 May 09 06:23 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: Piss Salon]
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According to a source quoted by The Jakarta Globe, Rhani took photos of her hotel room sex romp with Antasari. Nasrudin then used the photos to blackmail Antasari.


Lawyer Says Nasrudin Killed on Attempt No. 2
Nivell Rayda
The Jakarta Globe
May 5, 2009

The alleged killing of businessman Nasrudin Zulkarnaen was the second attempt on his life by the same group of hitmen, said a lawyer representing five of the accused on Tuesday.

“They tried to kill him several weeks before [the actual murder] by bumping into Nasrudin’s car on his way to the [Soekarno-Hatta International Airport], hoping that the victim would step out of the car. However, Nasrudin told his driver to flee,” Slamet Situmorang told The Jakarta Globe.

Slamet is representing Eduardus Ndopo Mbete, Hendrikus Kia Walen, Daniel Daen, Heri Santoso and Fransiskus Tadon Keran, who have been arrested for the murder of Nasrudin.

The director of PT Putra Rajawali Banjaran was shot twice in the head by two men on a Yamaha Scorpio motorcycle after playing at the Modernland Golf Course in Tangerang, Banten, on March 14.

The case has sparked nationwide interest as the police named the chief of the much respected Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Antasari Azhar, as the mastermind of the murder.

Eduardus is suspected to be the middleman who received instructions from Williardi Wizar, a former South Jakarta Police chief. Hendrikus is said to be the one who purchased the murder weapon, Fransiskus monitored Nasrudin’s moves, Heri was the driver of the motorcycle and Daniel allegedly fired the fatal shots.

“The five are security guards at different places. The rogue police officer told Eduardus that the victim was an enemy of the state and that he was a threat to the legislative election [on April 9],” the lawyer said, adding that the five were hesitant at first but later gave in, fearing for their lives.

“The one giving them instructions [Williardi] was a police officer. If they didn’t do as the officer said, it was very likely that it would spell doom for them,” Slamet said. “They were never told who was behind the murder and what the real motive was.”

Police have arrested a total of 10 men as a suspects, including Antasari and the five.

There have been many rumors about the murder, the most prominent being that it stemmed from an alleged love triangle involving Antasari, Nasrudin and Rani Juliani, a female golf caddy.

However, an anonymous police source told major news organizations — including The Jakarta Globe — that one year prior, Nasrudin had tricked Antasari into sleeping with Rani, whom Nasrudin had secretly married. Nasrudin told Rani to take photos of the two together in order to extort money from Antasari and have the antigraft chief in his pocket, the source said.

Boyamin Saiman, lawyer for the Nasrudin family, neither confirmed nor denied the source’s remarks, saying that the theory was “possible.” However, he acknowledged that the family had submitted photos of Antasari and Rani together to the police as evidence and confirmed that these were taken by Rani. He would not say whether these were directly related to the murder investigation.

The Jakarta Police on Monday would not confirm whether they had received the photos.

They would only say that they had the evidence they needed to complete the case file and forward it to the Attorney General’s Office.
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Another report by the Globe explains the role played by Fransiskus in the killing: He drove the rented Toyota Avanza in front of Nasrudin's BMW to slow him down and give the gunman an easier target.

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#99698 - 06 May 09 06:29 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: kenyeung]
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It's a sad day for journalism when JakChat is quoted in a serious report.


The Crimebuster and the Caddy
Asia Sentinel Asia Sentinel
Tuesday, 05 May 2009

Indonesia has been absolutely agog for nearly a week over allegations that the chief of what arguably is the country’s most-respected public institution, the Corruption Eradication Commission, ordered the gangland-style slaying of a business executive who police say was his rival for the sexual favors of a female golf caddy.

Antasari Azhar, 56, who heads what is known widely here as the KPK, was arrested Monday and named by police as “the mastermind” in the March 14 murder of Nasrudin Zulkarnaen, the 41-year-old head of a state-owned pharmaceutical company. Two gunmen on motorbikes flanked Nasrudin’s car and shot him in the head as he was leaving the Modernland Golf Course outside Jakarta, where 23-year-old Rani Juliani had once been a caddy.

Rani, who is said to have been Nasrudin's mistress and also the lover of Antasari, is now under police protection.

Nasrudin’s lawyer, Bonyamin Saiman, told a news conference shortly after Antasari was named by the police that his client’s murder was likely to have been sparked by an affair. “It is suspected that the motive is a love triangle. A mistress of Mr Nasrudin also had special relations with Antasari Azhar,” Bonyamin said.

To say the stories have been lurid is an understatement. The real-life drama makes the country's cinetron soap operas pale by comparison. Nine people have been jailed so far on allegations of complicity at every level from Antasari to the hit men. Some reports indicate gunmen tried to rub out Nasrudin on the way to Jakarta's airport before they finally got him at the golf course entrance.

The country’s leaky law enforcement agencies have been rattling media walls with tales of confessions, videos of sexual activity and a possible honey trap sprung on Antasari by Nasrudin with the apparent cooperation of the beautiful Rani.

According to some accounts, Nasrudin, a political appointee to the state pharma company with no executive experience, had surreptitiously filmed the anti-graft czar in bed with his caddy lover and planned to use it against him. Other accounts say still pictures have surfaced of the tryst.

Beyond the sheer wonder of how a man in Antasari's position could end up in such an amazing tangle of intrigue is the very real political fallout that could result from the crime. While Antasari is not known to b a close ally of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyo, the corruption watchdog agency is a vital part of his appeal to voters in a reelection year with claims that he is busy ridding the country of sleaze and graft.


Stand By Your Man
But without a doubt it is the sex and the sizzle that is selling the story in Jakarta.

Businessmen plying Indonesia’s golf courses routinely notice that beautiful young women, like Rani, are employed as caddies — and they are not just there to hand over the sand wedge for a tough bunker shot. In fact their presence — they even wink and wave to golfers as they pull up to a course, as if they were bar hostesses — might go some distance towards explaining the phenomenal popularity of a slow-moving game played in the blazing tropical sun by wealthy middle-aged men. According to the JakChat Blog’s version of events, which is described as “hastily plagiarized and maybe wildly inaccurate,” Rani was a top caddy “and had many bookings, mostly by state officials, who were known to tip generously. Some of the course’s top caddies could charge up to Rp500,000 (US$47.45) for a round (of golf), but Rani was the most expensive, able to charge Rp1 million.”

Antasari’s wife, Ida Laksmiwati, is standing by the accused, however, appearing on television Sunday to denounce the allegations and say they were a result of Antasari’s high-profile leadership of the anti-corruption agency.

“This kind of situation is a common occurrence for my husband,” Laksmiwati told reporters. “Whatever happens to my husband, I have faith in him. I believe everything he says.”


What Happens to the Agency?
The jailing has also raised immediate concerns among reform activists who say the KPK must maintain or even increase its level of activity. Acivists held an impromptu rally at the KPK headquarters on Monday, even drawing a rock n roll band called Slank to the festivities.

“We are like cheerleaders supporting the KPK’s fight against corruption,” said Adnan Topan Husodo, deputy for political affairs at Indonesian Corruption Watch, Monday. “The KPK is now facing a terrible ordeal, and we want the KPK to maintain and increase the level of success it has had and prove that the [murder] case will not slow them down,” he said.

Antasari’s duties have been taken over by four deputies who have pledged to continue operations against government-linked corruption. Set up in 2003 in the dying days of the Megawati Sukarnoputri presidency, the agency has surprised the country with its high-profile pursuit of offenders who have been hauled off to jail.

While some critics say Antasari has played favorites and deliberately stayed away from some big cases, hardly a day goes by without the newspapers reporting on yet another luckless politician or businessman who has been dragged into the dock. The KPK has arrested and prosecuted successfully nine members of parliament, a former national police chief, three ambassadors, a senior prosecutor and three central bank officials including the former governor, Burhanuddin Abdullah, as well as the bank’s deputy governor, and has reclaimed a scorching Rp3 trillion (US$284 billion) in ill-gotten gains, a KPK official told Asia Sentinel.

It has played a major role in the public perception of Yudhoyono as a political reformer, despite the fact that the body is not responsible to either the government or parliament.

It also seems to have functioned largely independently of Antasari himself, who was appointed chairman of the KPK in 2007 by the House of Representatives, then dominated by the corruption-wracked Golkar Party, the former legislative pet rock for the late President Suharto, who was deposed in 1998.

Anti-corruption activists accuse Antasari of having a less than stellar career as a public prosecutor in the Attorney General’s Office, including having facilitated the temporary 2000 disappearance of Hutomo “Tommy” Mandala Putra, Suharto’s son, after Tommy was sentenced to 18 months in jail for corruption. But Antasari later turned on the office attorney general’s office, with a hard-hitting KPK probe that resulted in the jailing of three prosecutors.

Antasari’s swift arrest, some say, may even be an act of vengeance by the attorney general’s office. Indeed, the attorney general's office jumped the gun and announced their former colleague's suspect status with what appeared to be ill-concealed glee last week, despite the fact that it was up to the police, not prosecutors, to make such an announcement.

Many members of the House of Representatives and others who could face the broad powers of the KPK would like nothing better than to emasculate the unit. The arrest of the boss could add fuel to that fire. Although the KPK is a permanent body that can’t be wiped out, enabling legislation is now before the House to maintain the special court that handles KPK cases.

“We are very worried about that,” Haryano Umar, the KPK’s deputy chairman, told Asia Sentinel. “The legislation is still at the parliament, and they are working on it, discussing it, and hopefully it will be released by the end of the year. If it is not, we will have a big problem.”

Indonesia’s regular courts, widely regarded as corrupt, have a conviction rate of less than half their cases. The KPK has convicted every miscreant it has dragged before the special court.

Will the agency be able to function with its chairman in jail? Haryano says it’s not a problem. The duties will be rotated among the remaining four deputies. Currently, decisions to prosecute suspects are taken “collegially and collectively,” Haryano says, so that no single deputy can stop or start a prosecution.

As to public perceptions, he says, “I don’t think there is a big impact. I think so far the public is with us.”

Indeed. Indonesia’s anti-corruption activists say that with Antasari out of the way, the KPK can now begin to go after the really big fish. For instance, they say, there are the bankers who fled to Singapore in the wake of the Asian Financial Crisis with tens of billions of dollars in funds meant to recapitalize the country’s then-failed banks. They have never been prosecuted.

In the meantime, there will almost certainly be more revelations in a case that seems likely to turn into a form of long-running national theatre. There will be a trial to follow, testimony from the golf caddy and certainly some explanation from Antasari himself at some point.

And those pictures from the hotel, if they exist. Don't forget the pictures.

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#99699 - 06 May 09 07:02 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: kenyeung]
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Arrest of Antasari Azhar won't hit Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's chances
Stephen Fitzpatrick, Jakarta correspondent
The Australian | May 06, 2009

THE arrest of Indonesia's anti-corruption tsar over a murder will have little impact on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's re-election campaign, analysts say.

This is despite crime fighter Antasari Azhar having been a poster boy for the President.

"Corruption is important but, really, the things that are most important are the costs of basic needs, things in relation to poverty," commentator Sunny Tanuwidjaja, from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, said yesterday.

And members of an Indonesian elite class who might see Mr Azhar's arrest as reflecting poorly on the President's anti-corruption drive were unlikely to have a big influence on the election result, he added.

"Maybe intellectuals will make the connection, but the ordinary people, they will look to (the success of) programs such as the BLT and BOS (cash handouts for the poor and a school funding program)," he said.

Mr Azhar will face as-yet-unspecified charges relating to the shooting of businessman Nasrudin Zulkarnaen as he left a Jakarta golf course in March. Mr Azhar was arrested on Monday night.

Indonesian media has speculated over a love triangle involving Mr Azhar, Nasrudin and his third wife, golf caddie Rani Juliani. It has been suggested that Mr Azhar was set up over the murder, with evidence reportedly including the secret filming of a sex tape involving him and Ms Juliani in a south Jakarta hotel.

Police are expected to allege that Mr Azhar organised Nasrudin's murder to stop the businessman revealing the affair.

Mr Azhar has denied any wrongdoing, and Mr Tanuwidjaja said the affair could, ironically, end up strengthening the Corruption Eradication Commission, of which, until last Friday, Mr Azhar was head.

"There is positive and negative in this," Mr Tanuwidjaja said. "Questions could be asked about the institution's credibility, but the way it handles this, the fact it has asked him to step down, could show that it is quite credible and transparent."

Political scientist Syamsuddin Haris predicted little electoral impact from the scandal, saying the Corruption Eradication Commission was "an independent institution".

The presidential poll, slated for July 8, looks like being a showdown between Mr Yudhoyono, his deputy, Jusuf Kalla, and either former president Megawati Sukarnoputri or her new ally, retired military strongman Prabowo Subianto.

Ms Megawati and Mr Prabowo have done a deal to run a joint ticket but have yet to announce which of them will get top billing on it.

Ms Megawati's Indonesian Democratic Party for Struggle, which won up to 15 per cent of the vote in last month's parliamentary poll, has a solid enough constituency but Mr Prabowo has a family fortune worth billions of dollars to call on.

Mr Yudhoyono confirmed that he had already decided on a running mate but says he will not make his selection known until after results in the parliamentary poll are declared on Saturday.

Having made a clear break with Mr Kalla's Golkar party, Mr Yudhoyono now has the option of selecting a political professional or technocrat for his ticket rather than relying on party affiliation.

And despite predictions that the recent rearranging of Indonesian politics will push him into the arms of Islamist parties to regain office, Mr Yudhoyono looks likely to win with an even bigger mandate.

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#99700 - 06 May 09 08:50 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: kenyeung]
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Quoting: kenyeung
It's a sad day for journalism when JakChat is quoted in a serious report.

indeed it is, ken. mind you, at least Asia Sentinel had the decency to quote their sources. i suspect other "mainstream" media articles flying around about this issue are not paying their due respects to your efforts. The ABC news corresponent, on the other hand, is going it alone and getting it rather wrong on a few points!

Quoting: Asia Sentinel
According to the JakChat Blog’s version of events, which is described as “hastily plagiarized and maybe wildly inaccurate,” Rani was a top caddy “and had many bookings, mostly by state officials, who were known to tip generously. Some of the course’s top caddies could charge up to Rp500,000 (US$47.45) for a round (of golf), but Rani was the most expensive, able to charge Rp1 million.”

blog?! excuse me!
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#99701 - 06 May 09 09:49 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: kenyeung]
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Quoting: kenyeung
According to the Jakchat Blog’s version of events, which is described as “hastily plagiarized and maybe wildly inaccurate,” Rani was a top caddy “and had many bookings, mostly by state officials, who were known to tip generously. Some of the course’s top caddies could charge up to Rp500,000 (US$47.45) for a round (of golf), but Rani was the most expensive, able to charge Rp1 million.”


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#99709 - 06 May 09 11:22 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: Vulgarian]
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The Jakarta Post's Endy Bayuni doesn't seem to realize there are no good guys in the Antasari-Nasrudin case. Endy also seems to have overlooked reports that Nasrudin was killed because he was blackmailing Antasari.


When the hunter becomes the hunted

Endy M. Bayuni, The Jakarta Post , 05/06/2009

The loneliest man in Indonesia today is not President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono nor his estranged vice president Jusuf Kalla, but Antasari Azhar, the chairman of the anti-corruption commission, the KPK.

The man hailed as a hero for much of the past year for hunting down big-time corruptors and for seeing them all to jail — the KPK has a 100 percent record of ensuring convictions — is now under police custody on charges of murder. Just to make sure that he is safe from those who want to avenge him, he is being held in the same detention center as people charged with drug-related offences rather than with corruption suspects.

The National Police and the Attorney General’s Office are pursuing the case with such zeal to the point of overstepping their authority. This was illustrated when the police summoned Antasari for questioning as a witness, while the Attorney General’s Office had already declared his status as a murder suspect as early as Friday. Police elevated his status in the investigation to suspect after seven hours of questioning Monday.

Both state institutions had a field day in publicly disclosing Antasari’s connection to the murder, with their officers trying — not convincingly — not to appear smug. Exploiting the media was the style Antasari and his KPK used with deadly effect in pursuing celebrated corruption cases. In facing suspects with powerful connections, the KPK successfully solicited the support of the main media in the country. Now he seems to be getting a taste of his own bitter medicine.

Antasari, himself a former senior official at the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) before he was elected to join the powerful KPK last year, has obviously created many enemies in his line of work. His victims have included former colleagues in the law enforcement agencies. He relentlessly pursued the case against Urip Tri Gunawan, a senior AGO officer, and also one or two police generals for good measure.

He endeared himself to President Yudhoyono when the KPK in 2008 pressed corruption charges against Aulia Pohan, the father-in-law of the president’s son. Aulia’s case is still being heard in the Corruption Court, but the timing of his court hearing could not have been more fortunate, with Yudhoyono facing an election this year.

For good measure, the House of Representatives, which is also filled with corruption scandals, is seeking to amend the law that created the KPK in order to clip its powers. To suggest that many people rejoiced at Antasari’s arrest is probably an understatement.

It’s good to hear that the other members of the commission have taken the initiative to suspend him and to rotate the chairmanship in his absence.

We don’t think the murder case would in any way affect the work or the public standing of the commission. While leadership is important, the KPK as an institution has always been bigger than its chairman. As far as the people are concerned, the KPK show must go on, meaning hunting down big-time corruption must continue, even in the absence of Antasari.

The police accuse Antasari of playing a major role in planning the murder of businessman Nasruddin Zulkarnaen in March. Nasruddin was killed in a drive-by shooting in Tangerang, outside Jakarta.

News stories emerging from the case, obviously leaked by investigators, suggest that Antasari had an affair with a caddie who was the third wife of Nasruddin.

How exactly Antasari was involved is something police have yet to disclose, but for them to go this far suggests they have a strong case against him. They also said that his involvement was serious enough that he could receive the death penalty or a life sentence if convicted.

Antasari is not as alone as it seems. His wife has stood by him in several press conferences before Monday’s arrest, publicly declaring her faith in him. And he has recruited the services of 10 top-notch lawyers to help him with his legal defense.

Is Antasari a hero or a villain?

Watch the drama unfold. Not even John Grisham could have written such a powerful story. At this stage, nobody knows how it will end. Let’s hope that as with all great novels, the good guys, and not the bad ones, win.

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#99734 - 06 May 09 15:26 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: kenyeung]
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We cannot assume - as much as we would like to - that the photos mentioned above were of a sexual nature.
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#99737 - 06 May 09 16:47 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: Piss Salon]
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Quoting: Piss Salon
We cannot assume - as much as we would like to - that the photos mentioned above were of a sexual nature.

stop being a killjoy, piss! we all *know* the photos are filthy, salacious, monkey sex, porn. and if they aren't, well, there's always photoshop.
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#99738 - 06 May 09 17:00 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Quoting: KuKuKaChu
Quoting: Piss Salon
We cannot assume - as much as we would like to - that the photos mentioned above were of a sexual nature.

stop being a killjoy, piss! we all *know* the photos are filthy, salacious, monkey sex, porn. and if they aren't, well, there's always photoshop.


EXACTLY ,... and when did Meester Peesh start getting fo High and Mighty.... Furken spoil sport
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#99739 - 06 May 09 17:55 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: Balibob]
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Breaking News!!!! TV1 has an exclusive interview with Rani/Rhani at 5.30.
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#99740 - 06 May 09 17:57 Re: Murder over Sexy Caddy? [Re: Piss Salon]
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vulgarian isn't here, so i better do it:

fap fap fap
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