KPK to grill Miranda Goeltom on Friday
Miranda Goeltom: Former Bank Indonesia senior deputy governor. (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is set to question former Bank Indonesia senior deputy governor Miranda Goeltom as a suspect in the 2004 vote-buying case centering on her appointment to the central bank post.
Hundreds of travelers’ checks worth Rp 20.85 billion (US$2.25 million) were distributed to dozens of lawmakers by businesswoman Nunun Nurbaetie to swing the vote for Miranda. Nunun is now serving a four-year prison term while many lawmakers have also been convicted.
“The KPK director of investigation informed me that Miranda will face questioning on Friday,” KPK spokesman Johan Budi told reporters on Monday.
The summoning letter, Johan added, had been sent to Miranda.
The KPK named Miranda a suspect in the case in January, but has yet to question her. KPK has also not detained her, saying that it was not necessary as Miranda was cooperative enough with the investigation. (iwa)
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