Police Say Gang Swindled Rp 20 Billion …

Police aren't saying, and an inquiry by Asia Sentinel to the Brunei embassy in Jakarta was met by silence and a secretary who first put us on hold and then hung up. Police officials have only said the con artists bilked a "senior Brunei government official" into giving them nearly US$2 million to contribute to a "prominent Indonesian political party." It is illegal for foreigners to donate to political campaign in Indonesia.

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