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KPK to work with UK in lead supply bribery case

  • Alfian

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 29 2010   /  09:35 am

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will cooperate with the United Kingdom anticorruption body, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to further investigate a lead supply bribery case implicating former high ranking officials at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry and state oil and gas firm PT Pertamina.“The KPK and SFO have had several communications discussing the case. We will continue the cooperation as the SFO has a lot of data,” KPK deputy chairman Haryono Umar said Sunday.In a recent session at the Southwark Crown Court in London, a UK-based manufacturer and distributor of fuel additives, Innospec Limited, pleaded guilty to bribing officials in order to secure supply contracts for a lead-based fuel additive used to boost the octane value of gasoline. The product is called Tetraethyl Lead (TEL), and Innospec is believed to be the last manufacturer of TEL as the product h...