AGO to question Bukit Asam

JAKARTA: Two directors of coal mining firm PT Tambang Batubara Bukit Asam have been summoned for questioning at the Attorney General’s Office next week, an official said Tuesday.

Both are implicated in an alleged graft case centering on a Rp 362 billion project to build a loading dock at Tarahan Seaport in Bandar Lampung.

The two employees are Milawarman, the project’s operational director, and Tindeas Mangeka, the commercial director, said investigation director of special crimes Arminsyah said.

“The [questioning] is next week,” he said as quoted by Antara news agency.

The case emerged after NGO the Indonesian Anti-Corruption Society questioned the purpose of the project, saying it would result in an ineffective and futile facility that would garner neither profit nor benefit. The NGO also said the project had never held an open tender, hich is required by law for procurements worth more than
Rp 100 million. — JP

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