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Suharto's family is wealthy from their hotels & businesses.
But their wealth comes courtesy of theft from & murder of thousands of Indonesians.
How come the Suharto family are still making money from Bali?

SuhartoThe man whose regime is responsible for the wholesale murder of thousands, if not millions of Indonesians (his "government" killed an estimated 100,000 Balinese in one year alone, during 1965 to 1966) is currently ranked as the 6th richest man in the world, with an estimated personal wealth of $16,000,000,000.

His party created the corrupt, mafia style, feared Indonesian police (see our report on the Bali Police - they are still doing the Suharto regime's memory proud). His family enjoy lives of luxury around the world courtesy of blood money, including from investments made with that money, and from the theft of land under compulsory purchase programs. Although often disguised through "front" trading companies in Jakarta, you will probably be amazed how much of Bali they still own or control.

What may really make your blood boil and want to avoid giving them any money now is the fact that the Suharto family got much / most of their wealth from extorting money given to the Indonesian people by the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Of course most realize that the IMF get their money from foreign donor countries (such as the USA, European Countries, Australia, New Zealand, etc.). And in turn the governments of these donor countries get the money they gave to the IMF from you, in the form of taxes. So, the Suharto's took money from your / your family's own pockets to build their business empire and personal wealth. How do you feel about that?

Would you stay in one of Suharto's hotels?
I bet you will be shocked as to which ones they own, owned or have an interest / control in.

Would you use the services / products of any of Suharto's businesses?
You will probably be amazed at what they own / control and who does business with them!

We believe the public have a right to know which hotels and businesses belong / belonged to or are / were under the control of the Suharto family. Even if a hotel is now truly independent of the Suharto empire / family, they would have had to pay them. Did they also pay compensation to the land owners who lost their land or worse, the Balinese that died at the hands of the Suharto regime? Can any company justify doing business with the Suharto's in the first place? Can you justify putting money in the pockets of the Suharto family and / or people that bought their hotels from / do business with them?

Here is the Suharto family hotel / business list;

Bambang SuhartoBambang Trihatmodjo Suharto (son)
Age: 45
Estimated wealth: $3 billion
Major holdings: 38% of Bimantara Citra, one of Indonesia's largest conglomerates with 27 subsidiaries and interests in everything from oil and gas to hotels, telecommunications and animal feed
Property: $8.2 million Singapore apartment, $12 million Los Angeles estate.
Last sighted: At a bowling alley near Los Angeles
Operating style: Has been transferring cash overseas and buying shares in foreign markets for several years. In 1997, say Dutch authorities, he made a "private visit" to the Netherlands-controlled Caribbean island of Curaçao, apparently to make a large deposit in the local branch of an international bank.
Bambang Suharto's Hotel Interests: Sheraton Laguna Nusa Dua, Bali Intercontinental Resort Hotel.
Bambang Suharto's Other Bali Interests: Bali Turtle Island Development (4800 Ha tourist resort, Project), Nustra Tours & Travel, promotes golf tours & has enforced a monopoly over "convention" tours in Bali.

Tommy SuhartoHutomo Mandala Putra "Tommy" Suharto (son)
Age: 36
Estimated wealth: $800 million
Major holdings: 60% of Humpuss Group, which has more than 60 subsidiaries in industries ranging from construction to pharmaceuticals
Property: Ranch in New Zealand, Mill Ride Golf Club, an 18-hole course he partly owns in Ascot, England.
Last sighted: Jakarta courthouse, where he is the only Suharto child to stand trial for graft
Operating style: Accomplished stock car racer (once sponsored by Marlboro). Like brother Sigit, he loves to gamble, thinking nothing of losing $1 million in a single sitting. One gaming partner says he used to leave Jakarta on his plane with millions of dollars to wager in European casinos and stop in Singapore on the way home to deposit what was left. "Tommy loves money," says a former business partner. "And he always wanted it up front." Like his father, says a friend of the family, Tommy is "very polite, very cool".
Tommy Suharto's Hotel Interests: Four Seasons Resort Hotel Sayan, Four Seasons Resort Hotel Jimbaran, Lor In Bali Resort Gianyar.
Tommy Suharto's Other Bali Interests: Mabua Intan Express (Bali / Lombok Ferry), PT Tirtha Artha Buanamulia drinking water project which refines 600 liters/sec for luxury tourist hotels in Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, etc. PT Bali Benoa Marina Benoa Bay, with 18-hole golf course. Sempati Airlines. Gatari Air charter company. Shares in PT Ayung River Rafting company (together with sons of Bali Governor Ida Bagus Oka): this company practically monopolizes rafting on the Ayung river, near Ubud.

Sigit SuhartoSigit Harjoyudanto Suharto (son)
Age: 48
Estimated wealth: $800 million
Major holdings: 40% of brother Tommy's Humpuss Group; silent partner in hundreds of other companies and properties.
Property: Two homes in exclusive Hampstead area of London worth $12 million each, one in Los Angeles, one outside Geneva
Last sighted: Suharto family compound in Menteng district of Jakarta.
Operating style: Serious gambler. Frequented roulette and baccarat tables in London (he loved the Ritz), Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Perth; gambling partners say he wagered up to $3 million a night, with career losses of more than $150 million. After Sigit suffered a bad run in Las Vegas in the late 1980s, his father banned him from gambling abroad. Jakarta bookies organized a call-in cable TV show featuring a baccarat table; Sigit, a friend says, lost more than $20 million: "They set up the scam just for Sigit".
Sigit Suharto's Hotel Interests: Bali Cliff Resort, Nikko Bali Resort & Spa, Westin Nusa Dua, Amanusa Resort Nusa Dua.
Sigit Suharto's Other Bali Interests: Uluwatu Ocean Resort.

Siti Tutk SuhartoSiti Hardiyanti Rukmana "Tutut" Suharto (daughter)
Age: 50
Estimated wealth: $700 million
Major holdings: Citra Lamtoro Gung Group, with interests in more than 90 companies ranging from telecommunications to infrastructure, including tollway projects in Indonesia and the Philippines.
Property: 12-room, $1 million house with tennis court and heated pool near Boston; house on London's Hyde Park Square.
Last sighted: Requesting a hike in tollway rates from Indonesia's parliament.
Operating style: Politically ambitious, Tutut ascended to the level of Minister of Social Affairs in her father's last cabinet. Got her start in business at age 25, when "Uncle" Liem Sioe Liong gave her 14% of BCA, the country's largest private bank. She has also adopted her nephew Ari Sigit's out-of-wedlock daughter, Suharto's great-grandchild.
Siti Tutut Suharto's Hotel Interests: Nusa Dua Beach Hotel.

Siti Titiek SuhartoSiti Hediati Hariyadi "Titiek" Suharto (cousin)
Age: 40
Estimated wealth: $75 million
Major holdings: Financial services, power, computers, banking, property.
Property: Home on London's Grosvenor Square.
Last sighted: Boston, where her son is attending high school. Her husband, Lieut. General Prabowo Subianto, is in Jordan looking after his brother's business interests and visiting an old friend, Jordan's King Abdullah.
Operating style: Chain smoker. Hates dogs. In Jakarta, she slept in one room; her husband and his Alsatians in another. Likes Harry Winston, Bulgari and Cartier. "She loves big chunks of jewelry," says a woman who has accompanied her on excursions to Switzerland and England. Former chairwoman of the Indonesian Fine Arts Foundation, Titiek has a personal art collection valued at more than $5 million. Adores movie stars. At a 1994 Suharto party in Bali to celebrate the opening of Jakarta's Planet Hollywood, she danced the night away with martial arts star Steven Seagal.
Siti Titiek Suharto's Hotel Interests: Nikko Bali Resort & Spa, Ramada Bintang Bali Hotel, Radisson Bali Hotel Sanur.
Siti Titiek Suharto's Other Bali Interests: PT Sanur Hastamitra and PT Sanur Dinamika (Salim Group companies, with 10% shares owned by sons of Bali Governor Ida Bagus Oka), PT Pesona First Pacific (Salim Group), PepsiCo franchise for Indonesia.

Sukamdani S. Gito (cousin)
Sahid Bali Seaside Hotel, PT Sahid Gema Wisata Tours & Travel, PT Sahid Visantara Tourindo.

The Kowara family (parents-in-law of Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana Tutut Suharto)
Teknik Umum Group and Medco Group (holds franchise of Coca Cola in Indonesia, with a bottling unit in Bali), Royal Seminyak / Bali Imperial Hotel.

Ari Haryo Wibowo (grandson)
PT Arha Bali Semaranta Rafting: hold near monopoly over rafting on the Unda river.

Suharto family members' ages believed correct as of 2003.

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