English Anatomy of Freeport Divestment

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Anatomy of Freeport Divestment

In the case of Freeport, the 1991 nationalization process was smooth. Then-mines and energy minister Ginandjar Kartasasmita transferred part of Freeport’s shares to Aburizal Bakrie, who in 1996 sold it to Bob Hasan. Ironically, the profits received from Freeport were “dumped” into a failed oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.

Oleh Christianto Wibisono
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