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Jakarta Post

KPK grills Golkar lawmaker in e-ID case

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 12, 2017   /   07:45 am
KPK grills Golkar lawmaker in e-ID case Act of protest: Lawmakers walk out of a plenary session on April 28 in protest against the House of Representatives' decision to launch an inquiry against the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Golkar lawmaker Agun Gunandjar Sudarsa has finally complied with the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) summons for questioning as a witness in the high-profile graft case surrounding the e-ID card procurement project after dodging a previous summons.

Agun, who heads the House of Representative’s inquiry committee against the KPK, is a witness for businessman Andi Agustinus, aka Andi Narogong, who has been named a suspect in the case.

He failed to attend Thursday’s questioning, as he opted to visit Sukamiskin Penitentiary in Bandung, West Java, with his fellow members of the special committee. The visit was said to follow up allegations that the KPK had violated inmates’ rights when handling their cases.

“I had explained [to the KPK] that I would come for the questioning on Tuesday, although I also must lead an inquiry committee meeting today,” Agun told reporters when he arrived at the KPK headquarters in South Jakarta on Tuesday.

He further said the questioning would benefit both the KPK and him as the inquiry committee’s head, because he could directly see “the condition of the antigraft body’s new headquarters and how investigators conducted their jobs.”

Agun denied allegations that he knew Andi in relation to the project. “I have testified, which should have been recorded in the investigation record, that I didn’t know him,” he said. (kuk/ebf)