The Rudi Rubiandini bribery case was exposed by the anti-graft agency KPK while investigating yet another corruption crime: the misallocation of gas intended for fertilizer plants Petrokimia in Gresik and Pupuk in Kujang. The designated supply source—the Madura Strait Block, run by Husky-CNOOC—has been diverted to Bali, while the fertilizer plants will get their gas from the Tiung Biru fields or Jambaran-
Cendana, run by Pertamina EP Cepu. The people suspected in this questionable maneuver have been banned from leaving the country. What is the syndicate of brokers and agents like? Was the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry aware of this illegal transaction? Why does the name of former Energy Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro keep popping up?
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