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KPK to hunt for Lippo executive implicated in court bribery case

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 16, 2016   /  08:57 am
KPK to hunt for Lippo executive implicated in court bribery case Suspected — Former Central Jakarta District Court registrar Edy Nasution (right) gets ready to undergo trial at the Jakarta Corruption Court on Oct. 19. Edy was accused of accepting Rp 2.3 billion (US$172,284.72) in bribes to handle several legal cases involving the Lippo Group at the court. (Antara/Widodo S. Jusuf)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is ready to take all measures, including partnering with foreign agencies, to find Eddy Sindoro, a former top executive of diversified giant Lippo Group who is implicated in a case of alleged bribery involving Supreme Court secretary Nurhadi, a commissioner has said.

KPK commissioner Laode Syarif said the antigraft body had cooperated with its counterparts, such as Singapore's Corrupt Practice Investigation Bureau, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, the United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, to track Eddy’s whereabouts.

“If it's still difficult [to find him], we will ask for help from Interpol,” Laode said, adding that KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo and commissioner Saut Situmorang had recently gone to the US to sign agreements with several agencies including the Central Intelligence Agency, which aims to strengthen cooperation in eradicating corruption.

Eddy is accused of being involved in a bribery case related to the handling of a case review in court. The KPK arrested Central Jakarta District Court registrar Edy Nasution on April 22 as he accepted a bribe from businessman Doddy Aryanto, who worked for developer PT Paramount Enterprise International. The company is reportedly a Lippo Group subsidiary for which Eddy served as chairman.

Eddy has evaded KPK summons three times and gone overseas despite being issued with a travel ban by the antigraft body. Laode, however, refused to speculate on whether immigration officials had helped Eddy leave Indonesia. (fac/ebf)

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