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KPK starts September with series of arrests

  • Yulia Savitri and Dyaning Pangestika

    The Jakarta Post

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Palembang and Jakarta   /   Wed, September 4, 2019   /  08:00 pm
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The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building on Jl. HR Rasuna Said, South Jakarta. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has started the month with a series of arrests, including the naming of the regent of Muara Enim in South Sumatra, Ahmad Yani a suspect in a bribery case. On Monday, the KPK arrested four people in Muara Enim for alleged bribery in Muara Enim Public Works and Public Housing Agency (PUPR) projects in 2019. After a further investigation, KPK decided to name the head of the road construction unit in Muara Enim PUPR Elfin Muhtar and the owner of PT Enra Sari, Robi Okta Fahlefi, suspects alongside Ahmad.  The suspects were arrested on Monday at 5 p.m. local time in Palembang. The KPK also confiscated US$35,000 as evidence during the arrest. At a press conference on Tuesday, KPK deputy chairperson Basaria Panjaitan alleged Ahmad received Rp 13.4 billion ($943,976) from Robi as a 10 percent commitment fee for 16 road construction pr...