KPK reschedules media tycoon questioning
JAKARTA: The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has rescheduled the questioning of media tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo, whose company PT Bhakti Investama is allegedly linked to a bribery case.
Hary, who controls several media outlets under the MNC Group, will be questioned on June 28. The media mogul, who joined the National Democratic (Nasdem) Party, voluntarily came to the KPK office on Friday.
He arrived at 1:48 p.m., accompanied by his lawyer Yusril Ihza Mahendra and the chief editors of several media houses under the MNC Group.
“He [Hary] voluntarily came to the KPK to clarify the case,” Yusril told reporters on Friday.
The chief editors were Arief Suditomo of RCTI, Ray Wijaya of MNCTV and Harya Sinulingga of Global TV.
On Wednesday, Hary ignored a KPK summons for questioning as a witness. He instead held a press conference at his office to announce that he would go to the KPK on Friday as an act of goodwill.
However, a previously scheduled interrogation left KPK investigators unprepared for his visit. Both parties agreed to reconvene in late June.
Hary has repeatedly claimed to know nothing about Tomy Hindratno and James Gunarjo, the two men suspected of bribery. Tomy is a tax officer at East Java’s Sidoarjo tax office, while James is believed to be an executive with
PT Bhakti Investama.
Tomy was caught red-handed accepting bribe from James.
Tomy is believed to be a mediator between a tax auditor and Bhakti Investama, which is seeking restitution amounting to Rp 3.4 billion in supposedly overpaid taxes.