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Time to pay $106m to former dictator Suharto
« on: September 11, 2007, 07:25:50 AM »
Incredible. Suharto is a mass-murderer, and a major crook.
he supreme court has ordered Time magazine to pay $106m (£53m) in damages for defaming former Indonesian dictator Suharto by alleging that his family amassed $15bn during his 32-year rule.

The May 1999 cover story in the magazine's Asian edition said that much of the money had been transferred from Switzerland to Austria before Suharto stepped down amid riots in 1998.

Suharto, who has also been accused of widespread human rights abuses, had filed a lawsuit with the Jakarta district and later to the high court, both of which ruled in Time's favour.

A panel of three supreme court judges, including a retired general who rose in the military ranks during Suharto's administration, overturned the decisions on August 31.

Guess the poor dear needs some spare change in his retirement, eh? Time to pay Suharto £53m ($106m US)
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Time to pay $106m to former dictator Suharto
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2007, 07:57:16 AM »
I can't believe that Time will pay. I'm no fan of Time Inc, but that court sounds like part of the kleptocracy.


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