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Former RI envoy to US suspect in graft case

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 22 2010   /  10:00 am

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named a former executive at the Foreign Ministry a suspect in an corruption case related to the renovation of the Indonesian Embassy building in Singapore in 2003.The accused, identified only by his initial SP, is a former secretary-general at the ministry, KPK spokesman Johan Budi said Monday.SP, Johan said, would be charged with articles of the 1999 Corruption Law.The suspect allegedly embezzled up to US$175,000 from a budget allocated for the renovation of Embassy’s residential compound. The project’s value has been estimated at Rp 16.4 billion.Previously, the KPK had approached SP for questioning as a witness in the case. However, he failed to show up, saying he was busy with his ambassadorial duties.The case has also implicated former Indonesian ambassador to Singapore Mochamad Slamet Hidayat, who was charged with corruption in Aug...