07 September 2010

Is Tommy Soeharto a Murderer?

Tommy Soeharto (aka Hutomo Mandala Putra) has decided that he needs to sue an Indonesian magazine for printing a phrase that in essence says, "Tommy Soeharto is a convicted murderer". The magazine, Garuda",  published the alleged offending phrase in December 2009.

The problem as Tommy sees it is that the article was about his business interests in a resort in Bali, and therefore there is no correlation with any previous actions of his. I thought that "Garuda" was the in-flight magazine that you get when you fly with Garuda.

It would seem that Tommy and his legal representatives have forgotten that he is in fact a convicted murderer. He did ten years for the premeditated assassination of a Supreme Court judge. This, if I am not mistaken, is a fact of life; a fact of Tommy Soeharto's life that he cannot escape.

Nevertheless, Tommy seems to think that he deserves a public apology, and that the apology should be published in a national newspaper. Perhaps at the same time he can instruct his lawyers to place a public apology in the same paper noting his remorse over his criminal activities, including an apology to the family of the judge, Syafiuddin Kartasasmita, who he ordered murdered for having the courage to sentence Tommy Soeharto to prison for breaking the law; graft I believe. If not, then Tommy should take his lawsuit and shove it where the sun don't shine. As a matter of fact he should just take his frivolous little suit and shove it where the sun don't shine.

To be perfectly honest, the title of murderer should, and must, follow Tommy wherever he goes.

The original news on this one comes from Detik (in Indonesian).


Jagur VK said...

I guess there's no sexy photo follow-ups on this one eh Rob? :)

Rob Baiton said...

@ Jagur VK...

There could have been. The man considers himself a bit of a playboy and an all-round ladies man. But, the post was a comment on his murderous ways and a frivolous legal action which does not really lend itself to pictures of his conquests.

Nevertheless, your desire might just inspire a post on the women he has bedded, alleged and otherwise.

After all, I could probably write a post about UNSW and attach a few photos of Tommy's former wife, Tata. I have not seen any happy snappies of her for a while, but I am sure I could track some down.

But come to think of it, the less said about Tommy the better.

Bajing Loncat said...

I was googling for any developments in this case and found your post. I must correct an error: "He did ten years for the premeditated assassination of a Supreme Court judge." Tommy was initially sentenced to 15 years, reduced to 10 on appeal, but because of numerous hefty sentence remissions, he ended up serving exactly 4 years, 11 months and 2 days. In other words, less than 5 years. Less still, if one considers all of the prison leave he was routinely given on spurious medical grounds. I think Garuda magazine deserves an award for informing (albeit unwittingly) its readers that Tommy is a convicted murderer.

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