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US awards eight KPK officials involved in e-ID graft probe

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 26, 2019   /   04:44 pm
US awards eight KPK officials involved in e-ID graft probe Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy head Laode M Syarif (left) and US ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R Donovan Jr talk to reporters at the KPK building in Jakarta on Tuesday. (Kompas.com/Dylan Aprialdo Rachman )

The United States government, represented by the US ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R Donovan Jr, has given awards to eight officials from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) for their success in investigating the e-ID graft case.

“Today Pak Donovan came to visit and discuss with the KPK head, and most importantly present awards for good cooperation with the FBI and the Department of Justice in the US in investigating the e-ID graft case,” KPK deputy head Laode M Syarif said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.

Laode refused to mention the names of the officials, but revealed that the eight were investigators, prosecutors and an international cooperation department official.

“Today we came to acknowledge and praise the KPK’s hard work,” Donovan said.

He expressed appreciation for the commitment of the investigators, prosecutors and specialists working in the KPK.

The envoy said the cooperation between the KPK and the FBI should serve as a model for other parties in the eradication of corruption at the global level.

During the meeting, Laode said the KPK and Donovan discussed the possibility of transferring the assets of Johannes Marliem, the director of PT Biomorf Lone Indonesia, who died in his residence in Los Angeles, US, on Aug. 10, 2017.

Biomorf Lone was the company that provided the biometric technology that was going to be used in the e-ID project.

“The assets related to the e-ID graft case have been identified, but their transfer from the US to Indonesia is still in process,” Laode was quoted by tribunnews.com as saying. (gis)