Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Quotes of The Day

Sharp and harsh, as usual, that's how Anwar Nasution, chairman of Supreme Audit Agency (Badan pemeriksa Keuangan/BPK) explain what state banks should do when they have to restructure bad debts. Anwar said, state banks should uphold good governance principle. But when it comes to tycoon Sukanto Tanoto, he said..."Don't give haircut to businessman who keep investing abroad, the richest. Sukanto Tanoto is a big thief (garong in Indonesian language)," Detik.com reported.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't that same garong fail to repay a bunch of money to Deutsche Bank?

October 03, 2006 3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same garong is the world's biggest thief, robbing Indonesia empty and made millions of Indonesian poor. I pity his soul!

October 04, 2006 7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

politicians and corruptors are the biggest garong. The businessmen at least create jobs and pay taxes.

October 04, 2006 7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, could not agree more...
those politicians - either now sitting in the house in "the divine mission to represent people"(which people??)- and those who are "the master of the puppets" lurkingly hiding behind their cloak and controls everything...(as if they are playing God in their way of doing things)..
Shall we call them DIVINE THUGS??

October 04, 2006 7:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AN's comments would only show that he has a low intelectual. What's wrong with investing abroad if they offer attractive returns? All business decision anywhere are about making money and higher returns within the boundaries allowed by the laws. We should ask ourselves why these guys don't put more money locally? We should look at our thick and complicated rules and regulations in setting up businesses, our high taxes and never ending biaya2 siluman. If BPK is serious on preventing the flight of capital, I suggest it should audit the government more and suggest better ways to create a friendly business environment.

October 04, 2006 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe that AN's comment should not be taken by the face value. What he is saying really "Don't give haircut to businessman who keep investing abroad (Red: While claiming to be not having enough to pay the debts to the banks in Indonesia.)....." AN did not say anything in regard to other businessmen who invested abroad.... Dough....

October 04, 2006 10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..""Don't give haircut to businessman who keep investing abroad, the richest. Sukanto Tanoto is a big thief (garong in Indonesian language)," Detik.com reported.""

Investing abroad? That is the lamest comment that I have ever heard. His paper and pulp, Palm oil plantations, Plywood, real estates investment, etc etc if not in Indonesia, where it should be. Brazil?

And by the way, even if he divert some of his investments abroad, it is just a business strategy.

Here is what I see, Sukanto Tanoto = Job creator, national pride

Anwar Nasution = Just plain jealous!!!!

October 04, 2006 11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Sukanto Tanoto made his money from scratch AND still pays his dues like the Wonowidjojo/Halim/Sampoerna family etc, I don't mind.

But he is a thief. Using people's money (via BPPN scheme etc) to get rich. Talks about "his investment" in Indonesia is just plain BULLSHIT. He ain't investing. He is robbing the nation.

and while we're at it, Anwar Nasution doesn't walk on water either. He is just Omdo - No Action Talks Only. By law, as BPK chief he can bring Sukanto and oyther corruptors to the court. Yet he has done nothing. Just talks.

October 04, 2006 11:41 AM  
Blogger Ujang said...

Not surprising, coming from AN. That is what we usually call Anwar Nasutionism. We had fun quoting him a while back. We doubt he care, though.

October 04, 2006 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon guys... let's give AN a break here... he's just doing his job... right??
Otherwise, he'll lose his face in front of President SBY...
"Better Bark Rather Than Bite"

October 04, 2006 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, hey, I am surprised some people can praise a "garong" as a national hero. In his hometown when he was younder I heard he used gun, hooligans, military police to get what he wanted. How about the mess he created in Lake Toba???? The guy who praises him must be working in one of his companies..... I think AN should go after this hooligan.

October 04, 2006 4:05 PM  

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