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Anggoro detained at Guntur detention center

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 31, 2014   /  01:49 pm

The Corruption Eradication Commission has announced that recently captured fugitive Anggoro Widjojo was being detained at Guntur detention center in Jakarta.

Anggoro, a corruption suspect in the procurement of the integrated radio communication system (SKRT) for the Forestry Ministry, was arrested in China after being on the run since 2009.

"AW [Anggoro Widjojo] will be detained after his investigation is wrapped up," KPK chairman Abraham Samad said early Friday as quoted by Antara news agency.

Anggoro was arrested by the Chinese police in cooperation with the KPK, the immigration office and Hong Kong'€™s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

Anggoro, who owned PT Masaro Radiocom, which was awarded the SKRT contract, was flown home from Guangzhou and arrived at the KPK headquarters at 10:40 p.m. Thursday.

"On Jan. 27, AW was known to be traveling from Shenzhen to Hong Kong and was arrested upon his return to Shenzhen, from where he was driven to Guangzhou," KPK deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto said.

Anggoro was charged with bribing Forestry Ministry officials and lawmakers to ensure the resumption of the project and approval on the project'€™s budget.

The project had been put on hold by former forestry minister M. Parkoso, but his successor, MS Kaban, allowed its implementation by PT Masaro Radiocom with a budget of Rp180 billion.

The state was estimated to suffer losses of Rp13 billion in the project.

Three lawmakers -- Azwar Chesputra, Hilman Indra of the Crescent Star Party (PBB) faction and Fahri Andi Leluasa of the Golkar faction -- have been convicted for accepting kickbacks from Anggoro.

The three were paid in Singapore dollars by Anggoro's brother, Anggodo Widjojo, who has been convicted for the crime.

A Forestry Ministry official, Widjojo Siswanto, was sentenced to three years'€™ imprisonment and fined Rp100 million in April 2011, in the same case.