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KPK questions more lawmakers as it digs deeper into e-ID graft case

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 9, 2018   /   04:42 pm
KPK questions more lawmakers as it digs deeper into e-ID graft case Under investigation: North Sulawesi Governor Olly Dondokambey sits in the waiting room at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters in Jakarta on Tuesday before being questioned in the commission's investigation into the e-ID graft case. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A.)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is probing the possible involvement of other suspects in the multitrillion-rupiah e-ID graft case and has summoned a number of politicians for questioning.

Investigators are scheduled to question five former and current lawmakers as witnesses for businessman and suspect Anang Sugiana Sudihardjo in the case on Tuesday. They include North Sulawesi Governor Olly Dondokambey and former lawmaker Jafar Hafsah from the Democratic Party.

Olly was a member of the House of Representatives’ Budget Committee during the deliberation of the Rp 5.9 trillion (US$439 million) e-ID procurement project for the period of 2010 to 2011. Meanwhile, Jafar served as head of the Democratic Party faction at the House.

KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah confirmed that investigators continued to probe the deliberation of the e-ID project, including suspected fund flows to several lawmakers.

The lawmakers, including Olly and Jafar, were implicated in the case when their names were mentioned in the indictment of former Home Ministry officials Irman and Sugiharto, who were tried in early May last year. Both former officials were convicted two months later for their roles in the graft case, which reportedly caused Rp 2.3 trillion in state losses.

The incitement claimed Olly and Jafar received $1.2 million and $100,000 respectively in the case.

Anang is accused of bribing a number of lawmakers through businessman Andi Agustinus, a.k.a Andi Narogong, who was convicted for his role in the e-ID case and sentenced to eight years in jail last month. (ebf)