In a first, KPK may let Neneng turn herself in
Neneng Sri Wahyuni: (kompas.com)
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) says it is considering a request from graft convict Muhammad Nazaruddin's lawyers for his fugitive wife, Neneng Sri Wahyuni, to surrender to the authorities.
"The KPK’s leaders are currently studying the request. Such a request is a first for us. No one has ever requested this," KPK spokesman Johan Budi told a press conference on Wednesday.
Johan confirmed that his office received a letter from Nazaruddin's lawyers about their request to coordinate with the KPK to bring Neneng to Indonesia to avoid arrest.
A company owned by Neneng and Nazaruddin allegedly paid a bribe to win a procurement tendered by the Manpower and Transmigration Ministry.
Both Nazaruddin and Neneng fled the country in May to avoid investigation.
Nazaruddin was arrested by the Colombian police in Cartagena in August, while Neneng, according to KPK deputy chairman Busyro Muqoddas, is hiding in Malaysia.
Johan said his office has pinpointed Neneng's whereabouts, declining to comment further.
"We have received information from the Interpol about her location. That's all I can say," he said. "As for the request, there is yet no decision." (mtq)