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KPK to question Central Java Governor in e-ID case

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Jakarta | Tue, September 5, 2017 | 01:30 pm
KPK to question Central Java Governor in e-ID case Open ear: Central Java gGovernor Ganjar Pranowo (center left) listens to rights activist Ahmad Haedar (center right, with megaphone) at a rally in Yogyakarta on Tuesday. Ahmad asked the governor to stop the construction of the Semen Indonesia factory at Mount Kendeng in Rembang, Central Java. (JP/Bambang Muryanto)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is to question Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo as a witness in its investigation of graft suspect and House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto in the electronic identity (e-ID) card case.

"He will be questioned as a witness to SN," said KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah, referring to Setya, as quoted by tempo.co on Tuesday.

Febri said that Ganjar would be questioned on Tuesday along with other witnesses, including Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) lawmaker Arif Wibowo, Ratna Sari Lubis, the wife of Golkar Party politician Chairuman Harahap, and businessmen Steven Tirtawidjaja, Santoso Kartono and Karna Brata Lesmana.

Ganjar, who served on House Commission II overseeing home affairs, is alleged to have received US$1.2 million in bribes in connection with the e-ID procurement project.

As for Setya, the KPK has named him a suspect in the case for reportedly securing a Rp 5.9 trillion State Budget fund for the e-ID project between 2010 and 2013. Setya is also alleged to have received Rp 574 billion in kickbacks.

It has been reported that he State has lost Rp 2.3 trillion through the e-ID project.

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