Lawmaker apologizes for Koran graft
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Zulkarnaen Djabar: Antara
JAKARTA: Golkar Party lawmaker Zulkarnaen Djabar apologized on Monday for his involvement in a graft case related to the procurement of Koran at the Religious Affairs Ministry.
“Please accept my apology because as a normal human being I was also shocked. Forgive all my shortcomings,” Zulkarnaen said in a press conference.
He also considered his involvement in the graft case as an ordeal that he had to go through.
“This might be a warning from the Almighty, maybe because I am too happy thinking about the world,” he said.
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named two suspects in graft-ridden procurement projects at the Religious Affairs Ministry, identified as Z.D. and D.P.
The suspects have been confirmed as Zulkarnaen Djabar and Dendi Prasetya.
KPK chairman Abraham Samad said that both men were involved in three cases, including the Koran procurement bribery cases 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.