Friday, July 24, 2009

Where is Dewi Tantular?

Bank Century management disclosed today that it was Dewi Tantular, sister of Robert Tantular (former controlling owner of Century), who took out US$18 million of Boedi Sampoerna's funds in the bank.
Dewi Tantular was division head for notes at Bank Century. She is currently a fugitive and police has yet to find her whereabouts. Prosecutors said Robert, currently detained as suspect in the scandal, managed to ask Boedi Sampoerna to move his US$90 million funds from Surabaya branch to Jakarta.
According to Interpol data, her full name is Theresia Dewi Tantular, born February 24, 1960. She is the fugitive list alongside Al Warraq Hesham Talaat Mohammed Besheer and Rizvi Ali Rafat, both were shareholders of Bank Century.
Dewi holds a bachelor of arts in economics from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. She joined Bank CIC International in 1994 as a Bank Notes Division Head, and following the merger in 2004 that became Bank Century, she occupied the same position.
Where is she? Well, some said she's in Singapore. Her other brother Anton Tantular is also a fugitive in a Century-related Antaboga scandal alongside Hartawan Aluwi. Anton Tantular is also the shareholder of PT Artha Berjangka Nusantara, futures trading company. Other names listed at Artha Berjangka are Robert Soeharsono and Mustafa Boediman. Dewi, Anton, and Robert Tantular are the children of Hindarto Tantular, the owner of Bank Central Dagang (closed down even after receiving Rp1.4 trillion of Bank Indonesia's liquidity assistance).
Both Robert Tantular and Hartawan Aluwi are son-in-laws of Sukanta Tanudjaja (founder of the troubled PT Great River Industries). Their brother-in-law Sunjoto Tanudjaja is also a fugitive in a different scandal with state-owned Bank Mandiri. 




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