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New suspect named in online scandal

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 24 2008   /  10:49 am

State prosecutors have named a fresh suspect in an online graft scandal involving the Justice and Human Rights Ministry and repeated calls for the head of the company responsible for the website to submit to questioning. Assistant attorney general for special crimes Marwan Effendy said Tuesday former head of the Justice and Human Rights Ministry cooperative Ali Amran Djannah had been declared a suspect in the case as he signed a revenue sharing contract with the company, PT Sarana Rekatama Dinamika (SRD), despite knowing it was possibly illegal. The deal is believed to have cost the state Rp 400 billion in losses. Marwan said prosecutors acknowledged the fact Ali signed the deal under pressure from his superior, but it did not clear him of any wrongdoing. "We would never blame someone who could not be held responsible for their actions. In this case, A...