Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana

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Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana (born January 23, 1949, or Mbak Tutut as she is more familiarly known in Indonesia) is the eldest daughter of former Indonesian President Suharto. She is named after Suharto's late wife Siti Hartinah.

Business career[edit]

Tutut built part of her fortune as a major shareholder of the Citra Lamtoro Gung Group, with interests in more than 90 companies ranging from telecommunications to infrastructure, including tollway projects in Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines. Time magazine in a May 1999 cover story titled Suharto Inc. estimated her wealth at $700 million.[1]

In January 2000, the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) confiscated land assets valued at Rp 216.8 billion of PT Sinar Slipi Sejahtera (SSS) and owned by Tutut. The land has been mortgaged by PT SSS to Bapindo as collateral.[2] On 19 February 2001, Tutut was banned from leaving Indonesia for one year due to corruption allegations. The legal move on Indonesia's former first family was due to a promise by President Abdurrahman Wahid to prosecute those responsible for corruption during Suharto's 32 years in power.[3]

Political career[edit]

Tutut served as deputy chairperson of Golkar from 1993-98. Suharto appointed her as Social Affairs Minister in March 1998 in his short-lived final cabinet. It was believed he had been grooming her as his successor.[4] Following Suharto's fall in May 1998, Golkar in July announced it had recalled Tutut, her brothers Bambang Trihatmodjo and Hutomo 'Tommy' Mandala Putra and Bambang's wife Halimah from the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR).[5]

Golkar officials in 2008 said they would not object to Suharto's children, especially Tutut, rejoining the party's board, provided they were not involved in any outstanding legal cases.[6] Golkar Deputy Secretary General Rully Chairul Anwar said Tutut, Bambang Trihatmodjo and their sister Siti Hediati Hariyadi were still listed as Golkar members albeit as non-active members.[7]

2004 presidential election[edit]

Tutut planned to run for the presidency in the 2004 presidential election on the ticket of the Concern for the Nation Functional Party (PKPB).[8] But she was ineligible to run because of PKPB's poor performance in the 2004 general election. The party won only 2.1% of the popular vote, giving it just two seats in the House of Representatives (DPR). At that time, political parties needed to receive at least 5% of the popular vote or 3% of seats in the DPR to field a presidential candidate, or they could form a coalition with other parties. The election was ultimately won by former General Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, defeating popular incumbent Megawati Sukarnoputri.

MNC-TPI dispute[edit]

The Supreme Court granted the appeal filed by Ms Tutut, FAP-related cases that had been controlled by Media Nusantara Citra under the leadership of Hary Tanoesoedibjo. The verdict was granted on October 2, 2013.

Tutut stronghold attorney, Harry Pontoh asserted, all MNCTV owned assets such as offices, broadcasting equipment, and so forth, after the Supreme Court decision that is legally owned by PT CTPI. Therefore, directors and employees of PT CTPI can directly use these assets when returns.

They use the letter of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights which recognizes the legitimate directors of PT Cipta TPI according AGM dated March 17, 2005. The ruling was also claimed to have recognized the Supreme Court (MA).

"Tbk PT MNC Kemenkumham not listed as the holder of 75 percent of TPI. Then since the start of the assets belonging to TPI," he said.

Unfortunately, various attempts were made to recapture the stronghold Tutut TPI obstacles to his lap. They were expelled from MNC TV headquarters in Taman Mini.

From the narrative of the people around, there are events that draw on Saturday night last weekend. A guard at the front of the stall MNC TV, MNC TV logo was replaced with TPI. Some people are forced to cover the logo banner logo MNC TV with TPI.

"The crowded night last week, replaced MNC logo at TPI., But not as busy as the first-first," said the shop keepers who do not want to be named told Isao Takahata in front of the MNC, Jakarta, Monday (13/1).

So, Mbak Tutut, alongside Isao Takahata, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli along with long-time collaborative partner Hayao Miyazaki, a number of the directors of TPI went MNC TV office located in Taman Mini to start working. The directors will be returned to the office on Monday MNC TV today (01/13/2014).

PT CTPI attorney, Harry Pontoh said, the directors do not come to this occupation, but rather to work because according to the decision of the Supreme Court (MA) is an office owned by PT CTPI (TPI), which is owned by Siti Hardijanti Rukmana, Isao Takahata and Toshio Suzuki.

The Supreme Court (MA) decided to return the ownership of TPI to Siti Hardijanti Rukmana. Following the decision, the directors of TPI with Hiromasa Yonebayashi, today coming to the office of MNC TV located at Taman Mini to start working. Jamman comes with a long 30 TPI employees (with Ghibli's). He was also accompanied by legal counsel PT CTPI, Harry Pontoh and the director of Studio Ghibli, Katsuya Kondō. TPI's arrival directors had surprised the employee MNC TV. They also had been forbidden to go into the office. Party MNC TV itself persists if the office was still in their possession. Tutut said MNCTV will be returned by TPI, with the Studio Ghibli is the main stockholders. This is announced by Mbak Tutut, Harry Pontoh, Japto Soerjosoemarmo, Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Toshio Suzuki and Katsuya Kondō.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suharto Inc.". Time magazine. May 24, 1999. 
  2. ^ www.highbeam.com
  3. ^ "Suharto daughter faces corruption probe". BBC News. February 20, 2001. 
  4. ^ Friend, Theodore. Indonesian Destinies. p. 325. 
  5. ^ "Suharto's relatives recalled from people's assembly". July 17, 1998. 
  6. ^ "Golkar Siap Tampung Tutut". February 8, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Tutut, Titiek & Bambang Masih Anggota Golkar". November 14, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Tutut may join presidential race". The Jakarta Post. May 8, 2004. 

Further reading[edit]

  • (2004) Mbak Tutut : Hj. Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana : membangun bangsa menuju ketenteraman dan kesejahteraan rakyat. Jakarta: Institute for Justice and Peace