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Indonesia: Released Freeport Tapes: Implications for Minister Said

On 16 November Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sudirman Said submitted to the DPR Ethics Committee the transcript of a recorded meeting in which DPR Chair Setya Novanto and businessman Muhammad Riza Chalid, the reputed kingpin of the “oil and gas mafia,” allegedly attempted to extract concessions from Freeport Indonesia President Director Maroef Sjamsoeddin. Though the full transcript of this meeting has not yet been released, fragments have been circulated through Indonesian media.

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