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KPK questions minister Idrus Marham in alleged bribery case

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya and Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 21, 2018   /   06:49 pm
KPK questions minister Idrus Marham in alleged bribery case Social Affairs Minister Idrus Marham at the Corruption Eradication Commission building on May 21 for questioning as a witness in relation to alleged bribery involving a logistics procurement at the Maritime Security Board (Bakamla) in 2016. (Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)

The Corruption and Eradication Commission (KPK) questioned on Monday Social Affairs Minister Idrus Marham, as a witness in a bribery case involving a logistics procurement at the Maritime Security Board (Bakamla) in 2016.

It was the second time Idrus had been summoned, after he failed to show up the first time the KPK summoned him on May. 14.

“He was questioned as a witness for suspect Fayakhun Andriardi to clarify information that there was a flow of funds regarding the budgeting process in the House of Representatives,” KPK spokesperson, Febri Diansyah, said on Monday.

Both Idrus and Fayakhun are politicians from the Golkar Party. Fayakhun is a member of House Commission I, which oversees communication and defense.

Fayakhun is alleged to have received Rp 12 billion (US$846,227) as a “fee” from Fahmi Darmawansyah, the president director of technology company PT Melati Technofo, which won the bid for procuring observation satellite technology. The fee was 1 percent of the total Rp 1.2 trillion Bakamla procurement project. Fayakhun also allegedly received another $300,000 from the project. (evi)