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Jakarta Post

Police revisit PLN graft case from Yudhoyono era

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 28, 2019   /  08:10 pm
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Cashed up: Police guard on Friday a pile of cash, said to amount to Rp 173 billion, as evidence in a graft case involving former state-owned electricity firm PLN president director Nur Pamudji, at the National Police headquarters in Jakarta. (Antara /Reno Esnir)

The National Police’s criminal investigation department (Bareskrim) named on Friday Nur Pamudji a suspect in a graft case relating to the procurement of high-speed diesel (HSD) fuel at state-owned electricity firm PLN during former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s (SBY) administration. Nur, who was the president director of PLN during Yudhoyono’s second term, was allegedly involved in the graft, which is estimated to have caused Rp 188 billion (US$13.3 million) in state losses, according to the head of Bareskrim’s corruption directorate, Sr. Comr. Djoko Poerwanto. The case dates back to 2010, when Nur reportedly helped the Tuban consortium, led by PT Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotama (TPPI), to win the auction for the procurement of HSD for Tambak Lorong, Semarang and Belawan combined-cycle power plants (PLTGUs). “Nur allegedly instructed the...