A Suharto Payback?

Former Indonesian President Suharto may hand over some of his assets to the government. In remarks made at a luncheon in New York on June 13, President Abdurrahman Wahid confirmed that negotiations are under way. They're being held through Suharto's eldest daughter, Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana, known as Tutut. While no dollar figure has been mentioned, sources close to the investigation say Suharto has admitted only to owning two houses in Jakarta and a bank account containing thousands of dollars. Attorney General Marzuki Darusman said the talks would have no bearing on a corruption investigation in which Suharto is a suspect.

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