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KPK raids PLN president director's house in Jakarta 

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, July 15, 2018   /   06:31 pm
KPK raids PLN president director's house in Jakarta  PLN president director Sofyan Basyir. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) confirmed on Sunday that investigators had searched a house in Central Jakarta belonging to Sofyan Basir, the president director of state-owned electricity firm PLN. 

"The search has been ongoing since the morning and the team is still at the house," KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said on Sunday afternoon.

Febri said the search was related to earlier arrests pertaining to an alleged bribery case in the Riau-1 coal-fired power plant (PLTU) construction project.

Read also: KPK detains Golkar lawmaker for alleged corruption

“This case [PLTU Riau 1] is related to business entities on PLTU in Riau, which is included in the nation’s mega project to have 35,000 megawatts. Some of those business entities are subsidiaries of PLN and foreign firms,” he said as quoted from his TV interview with TVOne on Sunday afternoon. 

Earlier, the KPK arrested Golkar Party lawmaker Eni Saragih along with another eight people, including an expert staff member, a driver and a businessman. The KPK also seized Rp 500 million (US$34,692) as evidence. On Saturday, the KPK named Eni a corruption suspect along with the person who allegedly offered the bribe, Johannes Budisutrisno Kotjo, one of the shareholders at energy firm BlackGold Natural Resources Limited. (srs/kuk/evi)