Former Depok mayor Nur Mahmudi named graft suspect
The Jakarta Post
The police have declared former Depok mayor Nur Mahmudi Ismail and former city secretary Harry Prihanto as suspects in a corruption case related to the 2015 construction of Jl. Nangka, a 1.5-kilometer stretch of road in the town in West Java.
“We have not yet summoned them [after they were named suspects] for investigation; we will schedule it,” said Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono on Tuesday as reported by kompas.com, adding that police had not yet detained the suspects.
The police have estimated that the two suspects had caused Rp 10.7 billion (US$731,000) in state losses and named them suspects on Aug. 20.
Argo said the police had questioned Nur Mahmudi, who held the Depok mayoral seat for two terms since 2006, on Aug. 19. The police have also questioned around 30 witnesses related to the road construction project.
Nur Mahmudi was former chairman of the Islamic-based Justice Party, which was then changed into the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS). He served as the agriculture and plantation minister under former president Abdurrahman Wahid from 1999 to 2001. (nor)
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