‘Hacking’ alleged ahead of Bumi showdown

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Indonesian backers behind the FTSE 250’s troubled coal group Bumi have stoked tensions prior to Thursday’s board meeting by alleging phones and emails have been hacked.

Bumi is investigating ‘potential financial irregularities’ at Bumi Resources

5:46PM BST 10 Oct 2012

Powerful Indonesian backers behind the troubled coal group Bumi have stoked tensions prior to a board meeting on Thursday by alleging their phones and emails have been hacked.

Indonesia’s Bakrie family and its companies were infiltrated, according to Bakrie Group spokesman Christopher Fong, who said the group had “strong suspicions” as to who was behind the attacks.

“Our email servers and telephones have been compromised or ‘hacked’ and we have reported this to the Indonesian National Police, Cyber Crime Unit,” he told Reuters.

The complaint came as Bumi’s board prepared to meet in Singapore, where they will be updated on its investigation into “potential financial irregularities” at its major Indonesian subsidiary.

The investigation has raised tensions between financier Nat Rothschild and his supporters on the board, and the Bakries. Thursday’s meeting is expected to be attended by Mr Rothschild and Bumi’s co-chairman Indra Bakrie, among others

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