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Jakarta Post

Tommy wins Rp 12.51b lawsuit against Garuda

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 25 2011   /  08:00 am

The youngest son of former president Soeharto, Hutomo Mandala Putra, won a lawsuit against the country’s flagship carrier PT Garuda Indonesia at South Jakarta District Court on Tuesday.

The man also known as Tommy Soeharto filed the lawsuit against Garuda in September of 2010 over a news article titled “A New Destination to Enjoy in Bali” in the December 2009 edition of Garuda, the company’s monthly in-flight magazine. A footnote to the article said that Tommy was a convicted murderer.

“The statement in Garuda is seen as unlawful conduct as it was an unfounded accusation,” presiding judge Tahsin said Tuesday while reading the verdict, as reported by

The defendants in the case included Garuda chief editor Taufik Darusman, Garuda editor Sari Widiati, Garuda Indonesia vice president of corporate communications Pujobroto, senior officer a...