Bumi chairman calls in City cops over alleged hacking incident

Michael Bow
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BOTH sides in the boardroom dispute at Indonesian miner Bumi have separately lodged formal complaints with criminal authorities in London over alleged computer hacking offences.

Bumi’s billionaire chairman Samin Tan is understood to have passed a report from a security review team into alleged hacking to the City of London Police, Serious Fraud Office and the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

This follows a separate complaint filed last year with the Metropolitan Police by the firm investigating an alleged hacking of the emails of Nat Rothschild, who is battling to regain his stake in the London listed outfit. Both sides declined to comment.

This comes ahead of a crunch shareholder meeting on 21 February to decide the firm’s fate. Rothschild received a boost on Friday after investor relations outfit Pirc backed his nomination of Brock Gill for chief executive to replace current chief executive Nick von Schirnding.