Nurdin Halid

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Nurdin Halid
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Golkar Party Executive Chief (Ketua Harian)
Personal details
Born Nurdin Halid
(1958-11-17) 17 November 1958 (age 59)
Watampone, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Nationality Indonesia
Political party Golkar Party
Alma mater State University of Makassar
Occupation Businessman and politician

Nurdin Halid (born November 17, 1958) is a convicted corruption felon and politician. He is the Executive Chief of Golkar Party and Chairman of Dewan Koperasi Indonesia (DEKOPIN)[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Kampuno Watampone, South Sulawesi

Golkar Party[edit]

Nurdin Halid is Chief Executive of Golkar Party, second largest political party in Indonesia[2]

Nurdin Halid with President Joko Widodo in Golkar Party National Meeting
Nurdin Halid in Bone
Nurdin Halid in opening ceremony of Golkar Party Villages Soccer League in Takalar
Nurdin Halid in National Co-Operative Day in Jambi
Nurdin Halid and son Andi Haldin

Legal cases[edit]

Clove fund embezzlement scandal[edit]

From 1992 to 1998, Halid was director of the government-owned Central Unit of Village Cooperatives (Puskud) for Hasanuddin village in Ujung Pandang (now called Makassar), the capital of South Sulawesi province. Puskud Hasanuddin supplied a clove trading monopoly, the Clove Support and Trading Board (BPPC), run by President Suharto's youngest son, Tommy.[3][4] Under the monopoly, clove farmers were forced to sell to BPPC at massively reduced prices, while the cloves were then sold to cigarette manufacturers at inflated prices.[5]

In December 1995, some 20 farmers, representing 300 clove farmers in Bone regency, South Sulawesi, protested against alleged fraud, embezzlement and economic crimes by the Halid family.[6]

Following the fall of Suharto and the dismantling of the clove monopoly in 1998, Nurdin went on trial in December 1998 for allegedly embezzling Rp 115.7 billion from a compulsory savings fund (SWKP, Simpanan Wajib Khusus Petani) of South Sulawesi clove farmers. His acquittal by Ujung Pandang District Court in 1999 sparked protests and claims that Attorney General Andi Ghalib, a former deputy governor of South Sulawesi, had intervened on Nurdin's behalf. Nurdin had previously funded Ghalib's failed bid to become South Sulawesi governor. Gagoek Soebagyanto, the prosecutor who initiated charges against Nurdin and wanted to have him detained pending trial, was dismissed by Ghalib, while another prosecutor involved in the case was transferred to Irian Jaya (now Papua) province. In March 1999, the new prosecutors handling the case told the court that Nurdin should be freed. They claimed there was a legal basis for the criminal act of misusing SWKP funds as collateral for bank credit without the permission of the owners. Judges were criticized for refusing to allow testimony from a key witness, a bank official.[7] In addition to acquitting Nurdin, the panel of judges also ordered the release of confiscated evidence, including his luxury home and a deposit of Rp 8 billion in the name of Puskud Hasanuddin. Judges said that although the four indictments concerned irregularities in clove purchases, irregularities in the release of clove farmers' funds, irregularities in working capital and irregularities in funding, all payments had been settled.[8] University students, professors and lecturers protested what they described as "the death of justice". Police responded to one protest by firing live ammunition.[9]

Illegal sugar import case[edit]

On July 16, 2004, Halid, who the day before had been appointed as the Chairman of National Federation of Rural Cooperatives (Dekopin) for 2004–2009, was arrested and detained by the police after he was named as a suspect in the case of illegally importing 73.520 tons of sugar.[10]

Cooking oil distribution fund corruption[edit]

On November 2, 2004, Halid was investigated by the Indonesian National Police for his involvement in the cooking oil distribution fund corruption case which cost the state 169 billion rupiahs.[11] He was acquitted by the South Jakarta District Court on June 16, 2005, thus making him free of 20-year imprisonment demand from the prosecutors.[12]

Later, the prosecutors appealed to the Supreme Court of Indonesia and on August 13, 2007, Halid was convicted guilty and was sentenced to 2 years prison.[13]

Vietnam rice import customs violation[edit]

On August 9, 2005, Halid, who at the time was the Chairman of Village Cooperative Unit Center (Inkud), was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months by the North Jakarta District Court, after he was pronounced guilty of violating customs on imports of rice from Vietnam.[14] On August 17, 2006, Halid was released after receiving an Indonesian Independence Day remission.

FIFA ban[edit]

In March 2011, FIFA banned chairman Halid from running as the third term candidate in PSSI. "FIFA upholds the statutes that states a convict cannot lead a football organization".[15]

The FIFA Emergency Committee met on April 1, 2011 and announced on April 4, 2011 that control of the PSSI would pass to a normalisation committee made up of personalities in Indonesian football to oversee presidential elections by May 21, 2011. It also barred Halid from standing, along with three other candidates, George Toisutta, Arifin Panigoro and Nirwan Bakrie.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Halid, Nurdin (November 2014). Koperasi Pilar Negara (1st ed.). Jakarta: Jetpress. pp. iii. ISBN 9789791558341. 
  2. ^ http://en.tempo.co/read/news/2016/11/21/055822031/Golkar-to-Reinstate-Setya-Novanto-as-House-Speaker
  3. ^ Husni Rasyad; Irsyad Muchtar; Suyono A. G. (2000). H.A.M. Nurdin Halid, di timur matahari: langkah besar anak guru. Yayasan Swaramadani. p. 47. ISBN 978-979-95970-0-7. 
  4. ^ "Nurdin Halid Di-Back up Mantan Jaksa Senior". hukumonline.com. PT Justika Siar Publika. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  5. ^ Aglionby, John (20 July 2007). "Suharto's son is named in clove corruption case". Financial Times. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  6. ^ RK and Sukriansyah (March 2, 1999). "Bone Kid's Clove Party". Forum (in Indonesian). Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ Alkatiri, Mansyur (29 March 1999). "Nurdin Bebas, Peradilan Mati" (No.37 Thn. IV). Ummat. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "Nurdin Halid Acquitted, One Student Shot". Kompas. March 23, 1999. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  9. ^ Awaludin, Hamid. "Nurani keadilan Nurdin Halid" (March 29-April 4, 1999). Forum Keadilan. 
  10. ^ "Nurdin Halid – Again a Suspect". Ensikonesia (in Indonesian). July 17, 2004. Retrieved February 26, 2011. 
  11. ^ Martha Warta (November 2, 2004). "Nurdin Halid Investigated for Cooking Oil Corruption". Tempo (in Indonesian). Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  12. ^ Melly Febrida (June 16, 2005). "Nurdin Halid: Thank God There Is Still Justice". detik.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  13. ^ Nurul Hidayati (September 14, 2007). "Nurdin Halid, from Prison to Prison". detik.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  14. ^ Yuliawati (August 9, 2005). "Nurdin Halid Sentenced to 2 Years and 6 Months on Rice Import Case". Tempo (in Indonesian). Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  15. ^ http://english.kompas.com/read/2011/03/10/04245549/FIFA.Bans.Nurdin.from.Indonesian.Elections
  16. ^ FIFA Swing Axe on Disgraced Indonesian Football Chief
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Agum Gumelar
President of PSSI
2003 – 2011
Succeeded by
Djohar Arifin Husein