KPK summons Aburizal Bakrie, Yasonna Laoly for e-ID graft questioning
The Jakarta Post
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has summoned Golkar advisory board chief Aburizal Bakrie and Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly for questioning as witnesses in its investigation into the e-ID graft case.
Yasonna served as a member of the House Commission II overseeing home affairs during deliberation of the e-ID project between 2011 and 2012.
The KPK also summoned House of Representatives member Mulyadi; the former head of the House’s Legislative Body (Banggar), Tamsil Linrung; and former Home Affairs Ministry secretary-general Diah Anggraeni. All three were scheduled to be questioned as witnesses.
“We have scheduled today [Monday] to question those witnesses for our investigation into the e-ID case with suspects IHP [Irvanto Hendra Pambudi Cahyo] and MOM [Made Oka Masagung],” said KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah as quoted by kompas.com on Monday. Irvanto is the nephew of former House speaker and former Golkar chairman Setya Novanto and Made Oka is a businessman.
The KPK accused Irvanto and Made of collecting sums of money that were channeled to Setya.
The antigraft body also suspected that Made played a role as a middleman and transferred a 5-percent commitment fee to several House lawmakers, which was allegedly acknowledged by Irvanto.
Irvanto is the director of PT Murakabi Sejahtera, a security printing company that is part of the Murakabi consortium that bid against PNRI and the Astra Graphia consortium to win the project in 2011. Meanwhile, Made is the owner of PT Delta Energy, a Singapore-based investment company. (hol/ebf)
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