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Jakarta Post

KPK brings first company to court for alleged graft

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2018   /  01:16 am

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has reached another milestone in handling corporate crime, with its prosecutors having indicted the first corporation in a graft case on Thursday.

KPK prosecutors accused publicly listed construction company PT Duta Graha Indah (DGI) of being involved in a rigged bid for the construction of state-owned Udayana University hospital in Bali during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

Prosecutor Lie Putra Setiawan said that the company, which had changed its name to PT Nusa Konstruksi Enjiniring (NKE), was awarded the tender in exchange for bribes.

The tender was rigged by former lawmaker Muhammad Nazaruddin of the Democratic Party after former DGI president director Dudung Purwadi, now serving a jail term, asked Nazaruddin to help him secure the project for the company in return for gratuities.

“[That wrongdoing has] enriched t...