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Former Garuda president named in Rolls Royce bribery scandal

Engine procurement scandal shakes Indonesian and Thai flag-carriers

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Garuda Indonesia airplanes are seen at Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta. British engine maker Rolls Royce has agreed to pay a penalty of $824 million to head off further prosecution for bribes it paid through intermediaries to airline and government officials in China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia, and Thailand.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- A former president and chief executive of national flag-carrier Garuda Indonesia has been named in a multinational bribery scandal involving Rolls Royce, the British aircraft engine maker.

Emirsyah Satar, who led Garuda's restructuring from 2005 to 2014, is alleged to have received more than $3 million in kickbacks for engine procurement contracts for Airbus aircraft.

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