Tuesday, July 5, 2011

iPad, Corruption, Singapore

The producer of iPad is now very lucky because the mass media in Indonesia has been reporting intensively about the tablet computer in the last few days, therefore giving it a free advertisement.

It all started in 2010 when iPad started to enter the Indonesian market from other countries, especially Singapore, through unofficial channels and sold in in the black market.

In spite of the lack of import and sales permits, iPad became popular very quickly and many people want to buy it although illegally. This has attracted the Police to carry out investigation on the people who sold them.

A Police officer disguised as a buyer contacted two vendors, namely Dian Yudha Negara (42) and Randy Lester Samu (29) who advertised the sales of iPad 3G WiFi 64 GB on the local online social media Kaskus and bought two iPads on 23 November 2010.

The iPads were not equipped with certification and manual written in the Indonesian language, so  the Police arrested them and charged them with violating Law No. 8 Regarding the Protection of Consumers, Law No. 36 Regarding Telecommunication, and Regulation of the Minister of Trade regarding electronic products that can be imported. Both of them could face a maximum prison sentence of up to five years.

Dian and Randy then told the Police that they bought the iPads while they were traveling to Singapore, but they cannot show evidence to support this, such as passport and airline ticket.

Now they both are facing trial at the District Court of Central Jakarta. Luckily during the trial today the judges released both of them from detention.

Dian and Randy may have violated the Laws and therefore they may be eligible to face the Court trial they are facing now.

What really surprised me was the very quick action of the law enforcement agencies against both of them, which was very different from the very slow actions against people who have been suspected of Corruption/ Bribery such as Nazaruddin and Nunun Nurbaety which enabled them to runaway to Singapore.


Munir ardi said...

Kakak saya menang IPAD 2 dari blog Malaysia karena kasus ini teerjadi maka hadiahnya diganti saja dengan uang, memang sepertinya hukum untuk orang kecil cepat sekali diterapkan

My Blog Blogspot said...

Salam sobat
berkunjung mo ikutan baca-baca artikelnya
terima kasih

Deeahzone said...

I think that is really not fair for both Randy&Dian, because there are so much big case for police instead of taking care of Randy&Dian case for selling Ipad without Manual Book Indonesian languange. Thanks Harry Nizam! succes always 4u

Multibrand said...

@Munir Ardi,
Sebenarnya kalau kita beli atau dapat hadiah dari luar negeri hanya untuk dipakai sendiri dan tidak untuk dijual tidak apa2.
Keadaannya memang sulit untuk rakyat biasa.

@My Blog Blogspot,
Terima kasih atas kunjungan dan komentar anda.

The law is only enforced strictly on ordinary people.

r10 said...

saya sudah pernah coba ipad (milik sepupu)

isi ipadnya sepupu game semua ha ha

Multibrand said...

Memang iPad asyik untuk digunakan.

Forex said...

kalo menang asyik tapi kalo engga heheheh,,, :)

Meutia Halida Khairani said...

i think, the police arrested them just for an excuse because they want the Ipad. hihihi. silly right?