The Jakarta Post
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) says that it will not use leaked US diplomatic reports published on Wikileaks in its investigation into graft case involving former Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) chairman Hadi Poernomo.
The reports revealed Hadi's alleged shenanigans during his time as taxation director general in the Finance Ministry under Sri Mulyani Indrawati.
'The KPK will not use any information from Wikileaks ['¦] because it has nothing to do with the Bank Central Asia [BCA] tax case,' KPK spokesman Johan Budi said on Tuesday, as reported by tribunnews.com.
The KPK has named Hadi a suspect for his alleged role in discriminatively approving a request by BCA, now the nation's third biggest lender, for tax leniency during his tenure as taxation director general between 2002 and 2004.
'The case is being investigated based on reports from the public,' said Johan of the KPK, adding that the antigraft body had found evidence materials it deemed valid.
US diplomatic cable number 06JAKARTA5420_a, which was released in 2011 on wikileaks.org, assessed the work and track record of former and new officials at the Finance Ministry after Sri Mulyani replaced a number of echelon 1 officials, including Hadi. (fss/ebf)
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