ILLUSTRATION. Minister of State Enterprises (BUY) Eric Tohir. BETWEEN PHOTOS / Dimi Revianto / NZ
Journalist: Maizal Walfairi | Editor: Herlina Kartika Devi
KONTAN.CO.ID – AKAKARTA. The Office for Serious Fraud (SFO) or the British Commission for the Eradication of Corruption in the Kingdom have announced that they have launched an investigation into the corruption of Bombardier and Indonesian state-owned airline Garuda Indonesia.
Seeing this, the Ministry of State Enterprises (BUMN) came forward. BUMN Minister Eric Tohir co-ordinated with various parties in the case of the stumble by the state-owned airline.
“We at the BUMN Ministry are very committed to monitoring the legal issues in Garuda because this is part of the good corporate governance and transparency that has been implemented since our inception and is in line with the BAMN transformation program,” Eric told journalists, on Friday (6/11).
He added that the BAMN Ministry would continue to co-ordinate with law enforcement officials from the Anti-Corruption Commission, the Ministry of Human Rights and Human Rights and the Public Prosecutor ‘s Office in handling the Garuda case.
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“Kumam helped us revise the agreement through mutual legal assistance“, Said Eric.
Launching Aerotime, SFO has revealed that it is currently conducting an active investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption in connection with an agreement and / or order from Garuda Indonesia.
“As this is a direct investigation, the SFO is not able to comment further,” the SFO was quoted as saying by Aerotime.
Aerotime reported that Garuda Indonesia was currently operating 18 regional Bomber CRJ-1000 aircraft. The contract for the purchase of the aircraft was finalized during the Singapore Air Show in February 2012, during which the airline initially agreed to purchase six CRJ-1000 aircraft, with the option of delivering an additional 12 aircraft.
Based on Bombardier’s announcement at the time, the deal was worth US $ 1.32 billion in sale price.
Garuda Indonesia delivered the first regional aircraft manufactured in Canada in October 2012. Bombardier delivered its last CRJ1000 to airlines in December 2015.
“The economic advantages of the Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft, the exceptional fuel economy and the excellent comfort of the passengers ideally meet our requirements for a 100-seat aircraft to serve the domestic and regional markets of five regional centers,” said the Garuda CEO. Indonesia, Emirsia Satar, which is currently closed. in February 2012.
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In May 2020, Emirsia was jailed on bribery and money laundering charges related to the purchase of Airbus aircraft and Rolls-Royce engines. In addition to the eight-year sentence, Garuda’s former chief executive was fined $ 1.4 million.
However, citing Aerotime, according to Bombardier’s 3rd quarter 2020 financial statements released on November 5, 2020, the company indicated that no charges had been filed against the corporation or its directors, officers or employees.
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