KPK to question Setya Novanto as e-ID witness
The Jakarta Post
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators are set to question House of Representatives Speaker and Golkar Party chairman Setya Novanto on Monday as a witness in the high-profile e-ID graft case.
KPK deputy chairman Saut Situmorang confirmed on Sunday that the antigraft body had sent a summons to the politician.
"Let's hope that he is fit enough [for the questioning] so the case could be resolved soon," Saut told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.
Setya will be questioned as a witness for Anang Sugiana Sudihardjo, the president director of PT Quadra Solution, which was part of the consortium that won a bid to build the e-ID system.
The businessman is accused of bribing a number of lawmakers via businessman Andi Agustinus, aka Andi Narogong, a defendant in the case that caused Rp 2.3 trillion (US$169 million) in state losses.
This is the third time the KPK has summoned Setya, as the witness failed to answer the previous two on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, citing various reasons.
Should he appear for the questioning, it would be Setya's first appearance at the KPK after it announced on Friday that it had renamed the politician a suspect in the case.
Setya has been charged with swindling state funds to enrich himself, other people or corporations, as stipulated in Article 2 of the 2001 Corruption Law. (ebf)
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