Who are the Bakries?

They are infamous in the rest of the world for mudflows and their conflict with Nat Rothschild over Bumi Resources, but in Indonesia, the influence of the Bakrie family is far wider. As well as their business interests, the patriarch, Aburizal Bakrie, looks set to be a candidate for the presidential election in 2014. The FT's Ben Bland talks to him, his supporters and critics to unearth why the family holds such a privileged position in Indonesia