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Businessman a no-show for KPK questioning

  /   Thu, April 15 2010   /  12:53 pm

JAKARTA: Medan-based plantation tycoon Darianus Lungguk Sitorus failed to show up for his first questioning session in connection with a bribery case at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Wednesday. KPK spokesman Johan Budi said the commission had sent a summons for Sitorus few days ago. "We will summon him again," Johan said. The KPK needs testimony from Sitorus as a witness in a bribery case involving a Jakarta State Administrative Court judge, Ibrahim, and lawyer Adner Sirait who represents Sitorus company, PT Sabar Ganda. The KPK caught Ibrahim red-handed taking a Rp 300 million (US$33,300) from Adner in Cempaka Putih, Central Jakarta last week. Johan said the KPK suspects Adner gave the money to buy the court's favor. Both Ibrahim and Adner have been named suspects. - JP...