Neneng arrives at KPK
Neneng Sri Wahyuni
Fugitive Neneng Sri Wahyuni, wife of graft convict Muhammad Nazaruddin, arrived at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) at 4:57 p.m. on Wednesday.
Neneng, who was escorted by three KPK officers, was immediately rushed into the KPK through throngs of reporters as she covered her face with her headscarf.
Neneng’s lawyer, Rufinus Hutahuruk, said on Wednesday he would ask the KPK to allow his client to be placed under house arrest.
“It is very humane to ask for house arrest, considering Neneng has small children,” he said in an interview with Metro TV.
Neneng's first child is reportedly five years old, while the second and youngest one is one and a half years old.
Rufinus earlier said Neneng arrived at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 11 a.m. on Wednesday from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He said Neneng surrendered herself to authorities, and was not arrested as the KPK had claimed.
Neneng, together with Nazaruddin, owns a company that has been implicated in a bribery case concerning a Manpower and Transmigration Ministry project.
Neneng was named a suspect for her role in PT Alfindo Nuratama Perkasa, a Permai Group subsidiary that won a bid to carry out a Rp 8.9 billion (US$1.04 million) project in 2008. Permai Group is a holding company affiliated with Nazaruddin.
Nazaruddin and Neneng both fled the country in May last year to avoid further investigation. (mtq)