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KPK searches three PT PAL offices

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, April 3, 2017 | 08:22 am
KPK searches three PT PAL offices Defence talks: State shipbuilder PT PAL Indonesia president director M. Firmansyah (left) and Navy chief of staff Adm. Ade Supandi (right) talk ahead of the dispatch of a Strategic Sealift Vessel (SSV) ordered the Philippine Navy in a ceremony attended by Vice President Jusuf Kalla in Ujung, Surabaya, on May 8, 2016. (JP/Wahyoe Boediwardhana)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Saturday searched three offices of state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL Indonesia in Jakarta and Surabaya, East Java, as part of its probe into a bribery case pertaining to the company’s export of two warships to the Philippines.

The KPK previously arrested several PAL officials for allegedly receiving US$25,000 from a Manila-based company that brokered the purchase of the two warships.

The two PT PAL offices that were searched in Jakarta were located in Tanah Abang and MTH Square, KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said as quoted by kompas.com.

KPK seized several documents during the search in Surabaya, which lasted for 11 hours. “We also confiscated several items of electronic evidence and some money,” Febri said.

(Read also: PT PAL kicks off production of warships for the Philippines)

As earlier reported, PAL had won a tender for the construction of two strategic sealift vessels (SSV) worth Rp 1.1 trillion ($82.57 million) for the Philippine navy. The first warship was delivered to the Philippines in May 2016, while the second vessel is scheduled to be delivered in April. (rdi/ary)

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