KPK name two suspects in Koran graft case
Abraham Samad: (JP/Ricky Yudhistira)
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named two suspects in graft-ridden procurement projects at the Religious Affairs Ministry.
“The first suspect is Z.D. [Zulkarnaen Djabar], a legislator [from the Golkar Party], who is also a member of the House of Representatives’ budget committee. The second is D.P. [Dendi Prasetya],” KPK chairman Abraham Samad told a press conference on Friday.
He alleged both men were involved in three cases, including the Koran procurement bribery case, in 2011 and 2012 and a computer procurement project in 2011.
Abraham said that Zulkarnaen rigged the procurement by giving orders to the ministry’s directorate general for Islamic community affairs to appoint certain companies to win tenders.
Dendi Prasetya reportedly is the son of Zulkarnaen Djabar, who owns a company identified as PT KSAI.
Abraham said that the companies involved in the multi-billion rupiah projects included PT KSAI, PT BKM and PT A3I.
Separately, KPK investigators were seen raiding several places, including Zulkarnaen Djabar’s office at the House, to gather evidence relevant to the case. (mtq)