JAKARTA (Yosefardi) – The government has still continues their effort of bring back the fugitive businessman Djoko Tjandra from the Papua New Guinea (PNG) to Indonesia.

The Director General of the Immigration Ronny F. Sompie, however, said that the extradition of Djoko Tjandra from the PNG to Indonesia will depend on the PNG’s government.

Djoko Tjandra has been long listed as a fugitive by the Attorney General Office (AGO). Djoko, a graft convict in the cessie Bank Bali case, was sentenced to 2 years in jail and paying Rp15 million in fine by the Supreme Court (MA). The MA also seized Djoko’s Rp546 billion money in Bank Bali. But the Director of PT Era Giat Prima (EGP) managed to escape to overseas since 2009.

Apart from the cessie Bank Bali case, Djoko’s name was also mentioned in another bribery scandal of Artalyta “Ayin” Suryani and prosecutor Urip Tri Gunawan back in May 2008. Artalyta, who nicknamed Djoko Tjandra with the Joker, once said Djoko Tjandra gave out USD1 million to the Yayasan Kesetiakawanan dan Kepedulian.

Yayasan Kesetiakawanan dan Kepedulian, where Djoko Suyanto listed as member of Supervisory Council, is one of foundations linked to the Cikeas family. (haryantosuharman@yosefardi.com)