Mr. R. Fairburn, CEO PT Global Teknologi Enterprindo
Dili-Denpasar Merpati MZ 8490 29 Jan 2009
Foreign investors, contractors and carpet baggers are often faceless actors which have alot of impact on a developing country, but no one knows who they are, and even fewer are able to hold them accountable. Many of them are legitimate and many are not. Paying bribes and other inducements they sometimes get preferential treatment and easy access to contracts and concessions. They fly in and they fly out. They are like shadows.
Tempo Semanal puts light one such shadow in this Exclusif.
An example of a company getting contracts in Timor-Leste is PT Global Teknologi Enterprindo. This company got the contract to make National ID cards for Timor-Leste. This is a project managed by the Ministry of Justice.
This company is allegedly managed and or owned by a certain Roger Fairburn - a man the Minister of Justice reportedly says is a friend of her husband’s. However, she appears to have been discussing Minister of Justice projects with Mr. Fairburn over SMS. The National ID card project is a project being conducted for the Ministry of Justice.
The newspaper is being prosecuted for charges of defamation by the Minister of Justice. Perhaps the Government should examine the allegations of corruption before targetting this newspaper?