The Jakarta Post
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has questioned Indonesia’s 2004 Athens Olympic gold medalist Taufik Hidayat as a witness in a bribery case involving the National Sports Council (KONI) and the Youth and Sports Ministry.
“[Question to be asked] regard the development of a case being tried at the [Jakarta] Corruption Court,” KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said on Thursday, as quoted by news wire Antara. The case in question concerns alleged bribery related to a grant by the ministry to KONI funded from the 2018 state budget.
The former shuttler reportedly arrived at the KPK headquarters in Kuningan, South Jakarta, at 10 a.m.
The KPK already questioned the ministry's secretary, Gatot S. Dewa Subroto, on Friday.
The Jakarta Corruption Court has sentenced KONI secretary-general Ending Fuad Hamidy to two years and eight months in prison and a fine of Rp 100 million (US$7,089). The court also sentenced KONI treasurer Johnny E. Awuy to one year and eight months in prison and a fine of Rp 50 million.
Both were found guilty of bribing the ministry’s deputy IV in charge of sport achievement improvement, Mulyana, and his two subordinates to accelerate the approval and disbursement of the ministry’s grant to KONI.
In the court hearing on May 20, the judges also declared the minister’s personal assistant, Miftahul Ulum, guilty of accepting Rp 11.5 billion from Ending and Johnny.
“To fulfill the requested commitment fee, Ending Fuad Hamidy and Johnny E. Awuy also gave Rp 11.5 billion to Miftahul Ulum as the ministry’s personal assistant,” judge Arifin said during the court hearing, Antara reported. (sau)