Robert Bonosusatya, Alleged Linchpin in Billion-Dollar Tin Scandal

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The Attorney General's Office interrogated businessman Robert Bonosusatya as a witness in the mega-corruption case in tin industry, with an estimated preliminary loss to the state of Rp 271 trillion or approximately US$16.9 billion. Kuntadi, Director of Investigation of the Special Crime Deputy Attorney General's Office, said Robert was questioned to ascertain his involvement with PT Refined Bangka Tin (PT RBT). The company is suspected of facilitating tin processing from illegal mines within PT Timah Tbk's mining permit concession areas (IUP) from 2015 to 2022. "Whether he was a manager or had no connection at all," Kuntadi stated on Apr. 1.

Previously, the Attorney General's Office had named 16 suspects in the tin trading corruption case. Among them are Mochtar Riza Pahlevi Tabrani, who served as President Director of PT Timah Tbk from 2016 to 2021; Emil Ermindra, Finance Director of PT Timah Tbk from 2017 to 2018; Alwin Albar, Operational Director of PT Timah Tbk from 2017 to 2018 and 2021 to 2022; Helena Lim, Marketing Manager of PT Quantum Skyline; and Harvey Moeis, a representative of PT Refined Bangka Tin. They are suspected of colluding in processing tin from illegal mines within PT Timah's concession areas.

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