Couple arrested for murder of mutilated man, targeted victim via Tinder
By Coconuts Jakarta Sep 18, 2020 | 12:24pm Jakarta time
A couple, identified by their initials 26-year-old DAF and 27-year-old LAS, have been named as suspects in the gruesome murder of RHW, whose mutilated remains were found in a Kalibata City apartment unit, South Jakarta on Wednesday.
Jakarta Metro Police Chief Nana Sudjana said yesterday that LAS met the victim through dating app Tinder before they moved their conversation to WhatsApp. RHW’s last chat with LAS through WhatsApp was on Sept. 5 when they agreed to meet in an apartment in Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta.
RHW and LAS rented the space from Sept. 7 until Sept. 12, but only arrived there on Sept. 9, when the gruesome murder took place.
DAF, who executed the murder, had got into the apartment earlier without RHW’s knowledge. He was hiding inside a bathroom when LAS and RHW arrived. The two talked for a bit and proceeded to have sex, during which DAF revealed himself and killed RHW.
Both suspects had already prepared a brick and a knife, which were used to kill the victim.
“[DAF] hit the victim with a brick three times, then he stabbed him seven times until he died,” Nana said, adding that they initially had no idea what to do with RHW’s body after his death.
DAF and LAS then left the apartment to buy a machete and a saw to cut RHW’s body into 11 pieces before wrapping them in plastic bags. The body parts were put into two suitcases and one backpack, which the suspects then carried to a Kalibata City apartment on a ride-sharing car.
Nana said the suspects intended to steal the victim’s money as they believed him to be financially well off as he worked as a human resource development manager at a Japanese construction company.
Soon after the murder, DAF and LAS drained the victim’s bank account, taking all IDR97 million (US$6,584) from it. The money was used to buy gold, precious metals, a motorcycle, and to rent a house in Depok, West Java where they planned to bury RHW’s remains.
Police apprehended DAF and LAS at the rented house in Depok, where the former resisted arrest and ended up getting shot on both legs. The suspects have been charged with premeditated murder and theft, with the former punishable by the death penalty. They are currently detained at the Jakarta Metro Police HQ.
RHW, who was 32 years old at the time of his death, hailed from Sleman regency, Yogyakarta. His family said he was missing since last Wednesday, and they eventually filed a missing persons report at the Jakarta Metro Police on Saturday. The police had traced RHW’s whereabouts during their investigation, before eventually discovering his mutilated body in Kalibata City.
来自 新浪网 日期 2020年9月21日 09:42
Hotel employee scam
I once met a Chinese Business man who operate a hotel in Batam. Because he had many businesses in Indonesia, he hired an indigenous to help take care of the business. He uses the website to rent out his hotel rooms and also rents out the rooms to walk in customers, but because he can’t visit the hotel every day, his employee secretly rent out the rooms to walk in customers and put money Into his own pocket while he is away. His neighbor knew about it, but didn’t tell him and kept him in the dark.
This is the situation there. Be careful of your investment. Many people are still in the barbaric stage.
我在巴丹岛，曾经遇见一个开旅店的华人老板，因为他在印尼有很多生意想要处理， 所以雇佣一名土著员工帮忙打理业务。 他使用网路出租他的旅店客房，还出租房间给门市的客户，但是因为他无法每天亲临现场·，所以他的员工趁他不在的时候， 偷偷的将房间出租给门市的客户，还把房租放入自己的口袋。他的邻居也知情，但是并没有告诉他，将他蒙在鼓里。
Paradise lost for some Bintan investors from Singapore
Published by Straits Times on Sep 10, 2017, 5:00 am SGT
Dozens of investors have been left in the lurch following the failed construction of an Indonesian property project in which they invested a total of $12 million.
At least 69 investors from Singapore forked out between $140,000 and $500,000 for a unit in The Heritage condominium-hotel at Lagoi Bay, in the northern part of Bintan.
They had paid nearly all their installments, but the developer, PT Stareast Sejahtera, pulled the plug on construction a year ago with the project far from complete.
Representatives from a group of 28 buyers told The Sunday Times that Stareast has not refunded them even though it promised to do so.
The buyers made a police report against Stareast in Medan, Indonesia, on June 14, and investigations are ongoing.
Stareast group chief executive officer Edwin Ng has disputed their account, claiming he refunded more than a third of existing buyers of The Heritage’s 219 units, in part or in full. He also hired a Singapore law firm in July to mediate and negotiate refund terms with the group of 28.
A 50-minute ferry ride from Singapore, The Heritage was launched in 2013 and marketed in Singapore as one of several new beachfront resorts that would open in Lagoi Bay over the next few years.
Investors were told they could ride the wave of Bintan’s renaissance, with tourist arrivals poised to swell, given a new international airport that was expected this year.
Buyers were promised annual returns of 9 per cent, and guaranteed they could later sell their unit back to the developer if they wished. They were told construction would be completed by end-2015, but their concerns mounted as deadline after deadline was missed.
In a June 2015 letter, Stareast told investors the project would be delayed due to changes in contractors.
Said regional finance manager Luigi Fiore, 43: “I saw red flags when he started sending us letters and pictures to say the project was a bit behind schedule. From those pictures, it looked miles behind.”
A new August 2016 deadline was set, but it passed with the project “30 per cent completed”, said a Stareast update that month.
By then, the 28 buyers opted to rescind their contracts. They were entitled to full refunds of payments.
Mr Ng told them Stareast would get a bridging loan, and promised them refunds, they said. In a letter sent in February, seen by The Sunday Times, he asked for an extra year to raise funds by selling another hotel in Bintan developed by Stareast, the Grand Lagoi Village.
But buyers said they lost faith after he issued cheques that bounced and delayed his repayment schedule. Said Mr Christophe Chapel, 52, a project manager in the oil and gas industry: “We reached the conclusion that the guy was not willing to compensate us. He never had a basic, honest plan from the beginning.”
The buyers, who started a chat group and a file-sharing account, went to the police. Some visited the project site in June and found the ground floor only partially finished, and parts of the foundation exposed.
In an e-mail to The Sunday Times, Mr Ng blamed his failing business on the delayed opening of the Bintan international airport, now pushed back to 2020. “When we decided to invest in Bintan about six years ago, we were informed that there would be an international airport that will connect Bintan Resorts to the whole world, therefore opening the huge potential for tourism businesses in Bintan island,” he wrote.
Nearly all visitors to Bintan’s resorts now arrive by ferry via Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal as the airport is too small for frequent domestic or regional flights.
In a letter to investors on Feb 23, Stareast said it was “disappointing that Gallant Venture did not fulfil and deliver what had been promised to investors”, and announced it was halting its investments in Bintan.
Singapore-listed investment firm Gallant Venture, which manages Bintan Resorts, is project developer for the Bintan airport.On the delay, Gallant Venture said the airport was originally planned as a regional chartered flight airport, but later got the chance to convert its domestic airport licence to an international one. This means the airport can receive regular international scheduled flights and domestic flights, said its executive director and chief financial officer Alvin Choo Kok Kiong.
In his e-mail, Mr Ng also noted Stareast’s Grand Lagoi Village hotel had suffered for the past two years, saying: “Business has not been entirely robust since we opened.”
In the Feb 23 letter, he hinted that low visitor numbers were the cause of Stareast’s woes, citing how Bintan Resorts’ Plaza Lagoi mall in Lagoi Bay “only has a 30 per cent occupancy rate because there aren’t many visitors”.
But Gallant Venture’s Mr Choo disagreed. “PT Stareast Sejahtera’s current financial situation is not reflective of general business sentiment in Bintan and we are doubtful that factors raised in their letter are contributors to their failure,” he said.
Six hotels and resorts opened in the past three years and Bintan Resorts has many more visitors these days, he said. Tourist arrivals to Bintan Resorts grew from 487,475 in 2012 to 676,034 last year, buoyed by a spike in domestic tourists.
Mr Choo also said the occupancy rate at Plaza Lagoi mall has no direct correlation with hotel occupancy rates in the area. Most hotel operators on Bintan have healthy growth and operating margins, he added.
On how he will refund investors, Mr Ng said Stareast found an overseas investor looking to invest in The Heritage in June. “With the new investor’s funds scheduled to be received within this month or next, we will resume the construction and partially refund back to our buyers by instalments,” he said.
But he added that all refunds must be “put on hold” until the authorities conclude investigations.
The buyers said they received legal advice that the police investigation is their best option for now.
Said Mr Chapel: “With us going public with this story, Edwin may end up with his reputation at risk and his business impacted, so he can’t do this again to other people.
My advise to Singaporeans who want to invest in foreign countries, please be carefully and understand the local laws, avoid those countries with weak laws. Preferably through a Singapore real estate company.
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