Anas arrives at KPK for further questioning
Here’s the thing: Democratic Party Chairman Anas Urbaningrum addresses journalists before entering Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters for a second round of questioning on Wednesday. Anas was quizzed as a witness over graft allegations surrounding the construction of the Hambalang Sports Complex in West Java. (Antara/Fanny Octavianus)
Democratic Party chairman, Anas Urbaningrum, arrived at the Corruption Eradication Commission's (KPK) headquarters on Wednesday at 9:55 a.m. for a second round of questioning over graft allegations surrounding the construction of the Hambalang Sports Complex in West Java.
"I'm happy that the information gathered from me during the previous questioning session will be deepened. It shows that my information has helped the KPK to uncover what actually happened with the Hambalang case," he told reporters before entering the commission's building in Jakarta.
He also thanked the KPK for working in a speedy and professional manner to solve the case so that the commission could follow up on a number of other important cases.
"What I want to emphasize is that the KPK has to investigate the Hambalang case with objectivity in line with prevailing legal procedures," Anas said.
Former Democratic Party treasurer Muhammad Nazaruddin, who was convicted for accepting bribes surrounding the SEA Games’ athletes’ village graft case, repeatedly accused Anas of having been involved in the Rp 1.52 trillion (US$161.12 million) Hambalang project.
Nazaruddin alleged that the money Anas received from the project was spent on financing his campaign and election to become party chairman during the 2010 Democratic Party congress in Bandung. (iwa)