Former health minister grilled over medical equipment graft case
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) says it is questioning former health minister Siti Fadillah Supari as a witness in a graft case linked to the procurement of medical equipment in the handling of a bird flu epidemic in 2006.
“She is being questioned as a witness,” acting KPK spokesman Priharsa Nugraha said on Wednesday, as quoted by tempo.co.
Siti arrived at the KPK building at 9.30 a.m., walking straight into the questioning waiting room without speaking to reporters.
The KPK has also named former Law and Human Rights Ministry secretary Soetodjo Yunowo as a suspect in the case. Soetodjo is suspected of directly opting for PT Bersaudara without going through the proper procurement procedure.
The case has also implicated other big names including Aburizal Bakrie, who is said to have received some of the graft money.
The case relates to Rp 36.3 billion in state losses.(awd)