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Rosa admits a role in brokering
Hambalang project since
early 2010

Mindo Rosalina Manulang, a marketing director of PT Anak Negeri, told Corruption Court judges on Monday that since last year she had played a middleman role in the Rp 1.2 trillion (US$139.5 million) sports complex development in Hambalang, Bogor, West Java, along with graft suspect M. Nazaruddin.

Rosalina said during the hearing, which included Mohammad El Idris, the marketing manager of PT Duta Graha Indah (DGI), that Nazaruddin had introduced her to Youth and Sports Affairs Ministry secretary Wafid Muharram in early 2010.

“They [Nazaruddin and Wafid] have discussed several projects. One of the projects was the Hambalang project. They also discussed the SEA Games projects,” Rosa said on Monday.

Rosalina said that one of the discussions was held at a Japanese restaurant in Senayan, Central Jakarta.

Rosalina, an underling of former Democratic Party treasurer Nazaruddin in PT Anak Negeri, added that she was instructed by Nazaruddin to ask for Wafid’s phone number.

She said she was also told by Nazaruddin to arrange meetings and communications between Nazaruddin and Wafid.

El Idris was implicated because his company, PT DGI, which was awarded the contract along with his business partner, Rosalina, have been accused of allegedly bribing Wafid to win the contract to build the athletes’ village in preparation for the Southeast Asian Games in Palembang, South Sumatra.  (rpt)

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