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Jakarta Post

Aburizal skips KPK questioning in e-ID case

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 2, 2018   /   05:50 pm
Aburizal skips KPK questioning in e-ID case Time to talk: Golkar Party advisory board head Aburizal Bakrie leaves the Corruption Eradication Commission's (KPK) office in Kuningan, South Jakarta, after appearing for questioning in relation to the e-ID graft case on Nov. 16, 2017. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Golkar Party advisory board head Aburizal Bakrie failed to meet a summons on Monday issued by the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) for questioning in the e-ID graft case.

Aburizal, who served as the party’s chairman from 2009 to 2014, was scheduled to be questioned as a witness for businessmen and graft suspects Irvanto Hendra Pambudi and Made Oka Masagung.

“The KPK has received a letter from witnesses’ who are unable to come in for questioning today, [including] Aburizal Bakrie, who is currently outside of Indonesia,” the antigraft body's spokesperson, Febri Diansyah, said on Monday.

He further said the questioning would be rescheduled.

(Read also: KPK summons Aburizal Bakrie, Yasonna Laoly for e-ID graft questioning)

A number of high-profile politicians have been implicated in the graft case, including former House of Representatives speaker Setya Novanto, who was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment.

Apart from Aburizal, investigators also summoned law and human rights minister and former lawmaker Yasonna Laoly, former Home Ministry official Diah Anggraeni as well as former lawmakers Tamsil Linrung and Mulyadi.

While Tamsil and Mulyadi failed to fulfill the summons, Yasonna and Diah met the summons.“I don’t know the two suspects and never communicated with them,” Yasonna said after the questioning. (ebf)