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AirAsia is named in UK's Bribery Charge Against Rolls Royce

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/indonesia-names-former-airline-boss-124338183.html

 

Associated Press

January 19, 2017

 

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's anti-graft commission has named a former top executive of national flag carrier Garuda as a suspect in a case involving bribes for the purchase of Rolls Royce aircraft engines.

A deputy chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission, Laode Syarif, said Thursday that the bribery occurred between 2005 and 2014, the period when Emirsyah Satar was Garuda's president-director.

Satar is alleged to have received bribes totaling $3.45 million for procurement of Rolls-Royce engines for some 50 Airbus planes owned by Garuda.

Syarif said Satar received the bribes via another suspect who has a Singapore-based company with businesses in Indonesia but who was not identified.

Rolls Royce on Tuesday agreed to pay 671 million pounds ($808 million) to settle bribery and corruption charges brought by authorities in Britain, the U.S. and Brazil. The British engineering giant apologized for the scandal that involved paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure orders in six countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia and China.

Syarif said the bribes in the Indonesian case included goods worth about $2 million discovered by the commission in Jakarta and Singapore.

Anti-corruption investigators have searched several locations including the houses and offices of Satar and the Singapore-related suspect since Monday to gather evidence for the case, Syarif said.

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Now we know the real reason why Emirsyah was ousted. He did do a marvellous job turning around GA though.

 

Side note, RR bribing Malaysian officials? Which avaition company uses in Malaysia uses RR except for MH A380?? Anymore?

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Airasia X uses RR Trent 700s on their A330-300 aircraft.

 

RR gas turbines are also used for marine, industrial and power generation applications.

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Extract from statement of facts on charge that Rolls gave an Air Asia executive credits worth $3.2m for the maintenance of a private jet

“In early September [2012], as a commercial deal between RR and AAX [Air Asia X] first took shape, the AAX senior employee emailed the RR senior employee to complain about the CorporateCare rate on the private jet. The RR senior employee passed the complaint on to RR employees and noted: ‘We seem to have a death wish on this subject.’”

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/20/rolls-royce-bribery-scandal-whats-the-best-price-for-a-silver-sprint-ii

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not sure about that, i saw him once on TG flying economy with his family...may not be the way of travel for someone who had amassed millions of dollars

The way I read it, this kickback from RR is not to an individual but to the company that owned the Caterham jet - the employee was asking for a "favour" for another company in the group. So maybe, the individual employee did not get any personal gain.

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Essentially, shareholders of Airasia X not affiliated with Tony and Kamarudin may have ended up picking up the cost associated with the corporate jet that was on the balance sheet of another company in which they were not shareholders - but those two were.

 

And I think it was somebody higher than Azran ...

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