Guyana, an exotic tropical country in the South American continent, suddenly appeared on headlines in Indonesian media today. An allegedly corrupt tax official currently in trial, Gayus Tambunan, forged Guyanese passports together with his wife in a apparent move to flee the country to avoid being convicted.
He was earlier found to have possessed a forged Indonesian passport and used it to travel to Malaysia, Singapore, and Macau, all of which were conducted when he was thought to be in custody during the investigation of his graft case. As if the government was not embarrassed enough of the graft case which allegedly involved prominent companies and politicians in the country, the forgery case serves as hard evidence on how sneaky a tax official could possibly maneuver and arguably threw the entire law and order onto his feet.
Or perhaps he has always longed to live in Guyana, a country blessed with the breathtaking Kaieteur Falls (as seen on the picture, taken from boxturtlebulltin.com). It’s a land with 767,000 population and nobody may not ever recognize his face and ugly wig. :D And come to think of it, it may not be a bad choice for him to choose that holiday spot and perhaps let us move on. This case, as many other graft cases that have been unveiled, has been overwhelmingly exposed that it just makes us sick!
Here’s a recap from ‘The Jakarta Post’:
Police found new fake passports bearing pics of Gayus, Milana
The information technology team with the National Police found in an email sent by American passport syndicate suspect John Jerome Greece, now at large, two passport pictures issued by the Republic of Guyana bearing photos of graft defendant Gayus H. Tambunan and his wife, Milana Anggraeni.
“In the email, we allege the use of foreign passports as we found pics of couples resembling Gayus and his wife. Those [passports] belong to Guyana,” National Police deputy spokesman Sr. Comr. Boy Rafli Amar said on Tuesday.
The “Gayus” passport has the name of Yosep Morris, born on May 9 1979, and is valid from July, 23, 2007 to July 12, 2012, while the “Milana” passport holds the name of Ann Morris, born on Feb. 6, 1979, valid from July 18, 2007 until July 18, 2012.