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Jakarta Post

After perjury, KPK slaps ex-lawmaker Miryam with second charge in e-ID case

  • Kharishar Kahfi
    Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 13, 2019   /  09:45 pm
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Suspected: Former Hanura Party lawmaker Miryam S.Haryani arrives at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to attend question in the e-ID graft case on May 19. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A.)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has opened a new chapter in its investigation into the e-ID corruption case with the naming four new suspects, including former lawmaker Miryam S. Haryani. A former Hanura Party politician, Miryam was convicted for perjury and providing false testimony to the KPK in the e-ID case. She is currently serving a five-year prison sentence. She was leveled with a second charge on Tuesday, with KPK deputy chief Saut Situmorang revealing that she is suspected of accepting a bribe from the e-ID procurement project, which incurred Rp 2.3 trillion (US$160 million) in state losses. According to the KPK, Miryam allegedly accepted $100,000 from Home Ministry official Irman after a hearing between the House Commission II overseeing home affairs and Home Ministry. She reportedly asked Irman for the money to be used during the commission’s work...