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Jakarta Post

Mojokerto regent named graft suspect

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 1, 2018   /   01:00 pm
Mojokerto regent named graft suspect Suspected: Mojokerto Regent Mustofa Kamal Pasa after attending questioning at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) office in Jakarta on April 30. The antigraft body named the regent a suspect for his alleged involvement in two corruption cases. (Antara/Nando)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) named on Monday Mojokerto Regent Mustofa Kamal Pasa a suspect over his alleged involvement in two graft cases.

KPK deputy chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif said Mustofa allegedly received unlawful gifts related to the construction of a telecommunication tower in Mojokerto regency, East Java, in 2015.

Aside from Mustofa, the KPK also named construction firm Tower Bersama Infrastructure’s permit and regulatory division head Ockyanto and telecommunication firm Profesional Telekomunikasi Indonesia’s operational division head Onggo Wijaya suspects in the same case.

“Mustofa Kamal Pasa allegedly received unlawful gifts from OKY and OW regarding the issuance of land use and building permits for the construction of the telecommunication tower in 2015,” Laode said on Monday.

He added that the KPK suspected Mustofa had received Rp 2.7 billion (US$193,725) as compensation for the permit issuance.  

In the second case, Mustofa, along with the Mojokerto Public Works and Housing Agency’s former deputy head Zainal Abidin, allegedly received approximately Rp 3.7 billion from projects being carried out by the Mojokerto administration, including a road construction project in 2015.

Mustofa faces charges under Law No. 20/2001 on corruption eradication for both graft cases. “Mustafa will be detained for 20 days starting on Monday at the Class 1 East Jakarta Detention Facility,” said Laode. (dpk/ebf)