Politics, Legal Systems and Corruption in Indonesia: A Historical Overview

Published 12 Jan 2002
Reference 5002
Industry Insurance
Region Asia
Length 21 page(s)
Language English

The case recounts the unanticipated trials and tribulations experienced by a Canadian insurance company, Manulife, when it tried to take over its local partner’s stake in their Indonesian joint venture.

Teaching objectives

To illustrate the problems that a foreign company may encounter in a country where the rule of law is weak or absent, discuss and identify the historical roots of corruption in Indonesia, and provide insights into why corruption may grow in post-authoritarian states.

  • Manulife
  • DSS ( Dharmala Sakti Sejahtera)
  • Commercial court
  • Police
  • Indonesia
  • Suharto regime
  • Corruption
  • Legal system
  • RD1102
  • AR0203
  • AR2002