Police question Tommy Soeharto in secret
The Jakarta Post
Unknown to the public, the Jakarta Police recently summoned Hutomo “Tommy” Mandala Putra, son of former president Soeharto, as a witness in a treason case after the latter failed to show up for police’s first invitation on March 31.
Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono said police investigators came to Tommy instead of the other way around.
“We summoned Tommy last week,” Argo said on Thursday, refusing to reveal the exact date of the questioning.
Tommy was summoned following an investigation into 11 suspects arrested on Dec. 2 last year following an alleged plan to overthrow the current government.
Argo also denied allegations that Tommy was summoned due to his connections to Firza Husein, one of the treason suspects who claims to be the coordinator of the Sahabat Cendana Solidarity Foundation, an organization related to Soeharto’s family.
Firza is accused of having provided money for acts of treason.
“[There is no proof of] treason funds being channeled [from him]. We did not find any transactions,” Argo said. (dea)
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