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Jakarta Post

Author of book on mudflow ‘disappears’

  • Yuli Tri Suwarni

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Mon, June 25 2012   /  11:00 am

The author of a book that alleges a conspiracy between President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Golkar Chairman Aburizal Bakrie over Lapindo mudflow disaster has reportedly gone missing.

The book, entitled Lumpur Lapindo File: Konspirasi SBY-Bakrie (Lapindo Mudflow File: SBY-Bakrie Conspiracy) was brought up in a discussion forum in Bandung over the weekend.

The publisher said that he had lost contact with the book’s author, Ali Azhar Akbar.

Kusairi, the director of IndoPetro Publishing, the publishing company, said his last contact with Ali was through a text message on Tuesday afternoon. He said Ali assured him he was going to leave for Bandung to prepare for the book discussion.

Since then, Kusairi said, Ali had not replied to text messages or calls. “His cell phone is always inactive,” Kusairi said on the sidelines of the discussion.

He said th...