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Jakarta Post

KPK works to determine Hartati’s complicity in bribery

  • Rangga D. Fadillah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 6 2012   /  08:02 am

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is hunting for more evidence to prove the involvement of Democratic Party politician and businesswoman Hartati Murdaya in a bribery scandal involving her company’s top executives and Amran Batalipu, the regent of Buol in Central Sulawesi.

KPK chairman Abraham Samad said that Hartati had not “officially” been named a suspect in the case, but investigators had stepped up efforts to establish whether she had played a significant role in the case.

“Our investigators are still looking into it [the role of Hartati] and as for her status, our spokesman will make the announcement when the time is right,” Abraham said.

Responding to the KPK’s move, Hartati’s attorney, Patra M. Zen, said that his client remained a witness in the case and that he was not aware of the possibility that the KPK would name her a suspect soon...