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President weighs in on Djoko Tjandra saga

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 26 2012   /  07:20 am
Going, going, gone: In this file photo, graft convict Djoko Tjandra stands trial for his involvement in the Bank Bali graft case. He was convicted of misusing Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) funds in the case.(JP/Arief Suhardiman)(BLBI) funds in the case.(JP/Arief Suhardiman)

Going, going, gone: In this file photo, graft convict Djoko Tjandra stands trial for his involvement in the Bank Bali graft case. He was convicted of misusing Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) funds in the case.(JP/Arief Suhardiman)Aware of the fact that Indonesia has no extradition treaty with Papua New Guinea, the government says it will capitalize on its good diplomatic relations with the neighboring country to lobby for the return of fraud convict Djoko Tjandra.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the government meant business when it said it wanted to bring Djoko home and he applauded the efforts of law enforcement agencies aiming to achieve that goal.

“Find him, arrest him and bring him back to the country!” Yudhoyono exclaimed on Wednesday at the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

Yudhoyono said all fugitives in graft cases should be repatriated...