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Jakarta Post

KPK puts Miryam on its most-wanted list

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 27, 2017   /   05:01 pm
KPK puts Miryam on its most-wanted list Under investigation: Jakarta Corruption Court judges confront Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators Novel Baswedan (right), Ambarita Damanik (second right), M. Irwan Santoso (second left) and House of Representatives member Miryam S. Haryani (left) in the third e-ID graft case hearing on March 30. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Thursday put perjury suspect Miryam S. Haryani on its most-wanted list (DPO).

The former member of the House of Representatives is accused of having given false statements in March when she testified as a witness in an e-ID case hearing for defendants Irman and Sugiharto, two former Home Ministry officials.

“We sent a letter on the matter to the National Police today,” KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said as quoted by Antara at the anti-graft body's headquarters in Jakarta on Thursday.

He said the KPK had also asked the police to arrest Miryam. “Once she is arrested, she will be handed over to the KPK and we will coordinate further [with the police].”

(Read also: KPK ready to face Miryam’s pretrial motion)

Febri said the KPK had summoned Miryam to attend a questioning session as a suspect. The commission also agreed to reschedule the questioning after her lawyers said the Hanura Party politician could not fulfill the summons because she was ill.

However, the suspect has yet to show up for any kind of questioning. Thus, the KPK believed it needed to issue a DPO letter.

“Should anyone have information on her whereabouts, they can convey it to the nearest police station because we have sent the DPO letter to the National Police,” Febri said.

The KPK has searched her house in Tanjung Barat, South Jakarta, her lawyer’s office on Jl. Rasuna Said, South Jakarta, and houses belonging to two witnesses in Lenteng Agung, South Jakarta, and Pondok Aren, South Tangerang. (mrc/ebf)