Former Pupuk Kaltim president director faces 4 years in jail
Omay Komar, the former president director of fertilizer producer PT Pupuk Kaltim, is facing a four year jail sentence over a graft case surrounding the procurement of generator rotors for a company subsidiary.
Prosecutors also demanded that he pay a Rp 500 million (US$58,000) fine during Tuesday’s trial session at the Bontang District Court in East Kalimantan.
Prosecutors said he was guilty of approving the purchase of generator rotors for PT Kaltim Daya Mandiri, which is responsible for Pupuk Kaltim’s power supply, without a legitimate tender process.
“Prosecutors believe that the defendant has been convincingly proven guilty and asked the panel of judges to sentence him to four years in prison and [oblige him] to pay a Rp 500 million fine or serve an additional three months in jail,” prosecutor Darfiah said as she read out the indictment.
The prosecutors said that although officially Pupuk Kaltim was no longer directly owned by the government, its assets still belonged to the state because it was run by state-owned PT Pupuk Sriwijaya, and thereby procurement activities should be in line with existing regulations.
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