Media baron Hary Tanoesoedibjo to meet KPK summons on Friday
After shunning the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) summons on Wednesday, Hary Tanoesoedibjo, the owner of PT Bhakti Investama says he will now meet with commission officials as a witness in a recent bribery case.
“I will voluntarily go to the KPK [office] on Friday after Friday prayers. This is based on my goodwill, even though it [the case] does not involve me,” Hary told a press conference on Wednesday at the MNC tower in Central Jakarta.
“I’m personally concerned about the media reports stating that [Bhakti Investama] is implicated in a tax-bribery case. It’s not logical because Bhakti has always been obedient in paying its tax.”
Hary was accompanied during the press conference by former justice minister, Yusril Izha Mahendra, and Andi F. Simangunsong, who are acting as Hary’s lawyers.
On Wednesday, Hary was scheduled to face KPK investigators between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.; however, he failed to turn up.
Last week, KPK investigators raided Bhakti Investama’s office on the fifth floor of the MNC Tower and the residence of one of the suspects in the case, James Gunaryo, in South Jakarta. (mtq)