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KPK to auction confiscated graft assets

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 22, 2017   /   03:13 pm
KPK to auction confiscated graft assets Graft fight: Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutor Irene Putri (right) and the antigraft body's spokesman Febri Diansyah (left) explains the KPK's second open asset auction plan during a press conference at its office in Jakarta on Tuesday. The auction of goods confiscated from graft suspects is slated to be held on Friday. (JP/Kharishar Kahfi)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is scheduled to auction seized assets at its office in South Jakarta on Friday.

“We are cooperating with the Jakarta III States Assets and Auction Services Office [KPKNL] to auction 54 assets,” said KPK prosecutor Irene Putri during a press conference on Tuesday.

Among the 54 items on offer are gadgets, jewelry and cars, amounting to around Rp 5 billion (US$369,631).

“This is also the first time we are offer paintings, which were confiscated from graft convict Ahmad Fathanah,” Irene went on to say.

Ahmad was sentenced for his role in a corruption case centering on beef import quotas at the Agriculture Ministry and his involvement in money laundering. The beef graft case also implicated former Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) chairman Luthfi Hasan Ishaaq

The auction is open to the public, but participants must first register at the Finance Ministry’s Directorate General of State Assets website to receive an activation code and a catalogue.

This will be the second open auction held by the KPK. It offered 22 assets during its first open auction on Sept. 22. The antigraft body has held graft asset auctioning events routinely since 2015. (ebf)