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Editorial: Tax auditors in the spotlight

  • The Jakarta Post

| Thu, January 17 2013 | 08:27 am

PREMIUM The Supreme Court’s decision last month to punish the Asian Agri plantation group and its 14 subsidiaries with Rp 2.52 trillion (US$260 million) in back taxes and fines for tax evasion from 2002 to 2005 should be welcomed as a confidence-building landmark in the country’s fight against tax crime.

The tax fraud case, initially revealed in late 2006 by whistle-blower Vincentius Amin Susan...