June 11, 1997, in Luwu, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Sayuti had written several articles about local officials who had allegedly embezzled government funds earmarked for alleviating poverty. He had also reported on the theft of timber involving a village chief, a story that made the front page of Pos Makasar on June 1. The paper's editor-in-chief, Andi Tonra Mahie, said Sayuti's death was a result of his reporting on local corruption, but local police said the cause was a traffic accident.
Job: Print Reporter
Beats Covered: Corruption
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Murder
Suspected Source of Fire: Government Officials
Taken Captive: No