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KPK questions Golkar politicians in e-ID graft case

  • Kharishar Kahfi
    Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, November 7, 2017 | 12:46 pm
KPK questions Golkar politicians in e-ID graft case Against corruption: Anticorruption Civil Society Coalition members call for the arrest of House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto during a rally in front of the Corruption Eradication Commission office in Jakarta on Sept.14. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A.)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is currently questioning three Golkar Party members in relation to the high-profile e-ID graft case.

The party members, namely Chairuman Harahap, Agun Gunandjar Sudarsa and Rudy Alfonso, appeared at the KPK office on Tuesday morning even though they had not be scheduled for questioning.

Chairuman and Agun remained tight-lipped about their questioning on Tuesday, while Rudi gave a brief response to journalists' questions.

“[This is] about SN,” he said, referring to Setya Novanto, the House of Representatives speaker and Golkar chairman.

KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah confirmed that investigators would question several witnesses in the e-ID graft case. “The questioning is aimed at developing our investigation into the graft case,” Febri said, refusing to give further details.

Read also: Setya takes the stand in e-ID graft trial

The anti-graft body previously named Setya a suspect in the graft case, which caused Rp 2.3 trillion (US$170 million) in state losses, but the South Jakarta District Court ordered that the status be lifted in a pretrial hearing in September.

Since then, public pressure has mounted for Setya to be rename a suspect in the case. The KPK has repeatedly said it is doing its best to build a solid case against Setya. (ebf)

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