Leisure park run by Suharto family at centre of legal tussle with S'pore firm

Indonesia govt seizes property over unpaid taxes after S'pore firm files suit

The 146ha Disney-styled Taman Mini Indonesia Indah was the brainchild of Mr Suharto's wife, Ms Siti Hartinah, and is a staple for Indonesians looking for an affordable day out.
The 146ha Disney-styled Taman Mini Indonesia Indah was the brainchild of Mr Suharto's wife, Ms Siti Hartinah, and is a staple for Indonesians looking for an affordable day out.PHOTO: TAMAN MINI INDONESIA INDAH/FACEBOOK

A Singaporean management consulting company is suing the children of Indonesia's former president Suharto, seeking millions in compensation as well as land in a case thought to have hastened the loss of one of the former ruling clan's prized businesses.

In early March, privately owned Mitora filed suit in a South Jakarta court seeking 584 million rupiah (S$53,700) in compensation for "illegal acts", as well as 20ha of land and buildings located in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah - a vast Suharto-era amusement park in East Jakarta. The suit also seeks property in the upscale Jakarta neighbourhood of Menteng.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2021, with the headline 'Leisure park run by Suharto family at centre of legal tussle'. Subscribe