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KPK unperturbed by lawmakers' attempt to gain access to investigation recording

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Jakarta | Thu, April 20, 2017 | 06:54 pm
KPK unperturbed by lawmakers' attempt to gain access to investigation recording Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesperson Febri Diansyah (right) and the commission's unlawful gift director Giri Suprapdiono (left) speak at a press conference in Jakarta on March 16. (Antara/Reno Esnir)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) reiterated on Thursday it would not release recordings of the questioning of graft suspect and former lawmaker Miryam S. Haryani outside the court room.

The anti-graft body's spokesman Febri Diansyah made the statement after members of the House of Representatives' Commission III overseeing legal affairs, human rights and security, planned to exercise their legislative right of inquiry in a bid to force the KPK to release the recording.

“In Wednesday’s meeting with the House, we conveyed that the KPK has a difference of opinion with lawmakers. KPK cannot play recordings of investigations except during the trial hearing,” Febri said on Thursday, as quoted by antaranews.com.

Former House of Representatives member Miryam S. Haryani (left) testifies in a trial hearing of the e-ID graft case on March 30. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

In the meeting, KPK refused to play the recordings of Miryam’s interrogation as a witness in the multi-trillion e-ID graft case.

The KPK has named Miryam, a former member of House's Commission II overseeing home affairs, as a perjury suspect. During an e-ID trial hearing, Miryam, who was under oath, retracted testimonies she made during the interrogation in question.

(Read also: Witness in e-ID graft case alleges existence of ‘Fatmawati team’)

“[Miryam’s] account and other evidence are interrelated with her investigation and the ongoing trial of the e-ID case,” said Febri.

At the House, Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Golkar Party, Democratic Party, United Development Party (PPP) and NasDem Party agreed to exercise the right of inquiry to quiz the KPK in relation to the e-ID case. The proposal will be presented during a House plenary meeting.  (mrc/bbs)

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