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Daughter of former immigration director general questioned in Djoko Tjandra case

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 9, 2020   /   01:00 pm
Daughter of former immigration director general questioned in Djoko Tjandra case The Attorney General's Office building in South Jakarta. (Kompas.com/Dian Maharani)

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) questioned Grace Veronica Sompie, the daughter of the Law and Human Right Ministry's former immigration director general, Ronny Sompie, on Tuesday regarding the Djoko Tjandra graft case.

AGO spokesperson Hari Setiyono announced that Grace had been questioned in a written statement. She was one of five witnesses questioned by the AGO on Tuesday.

The AGO also questioned Usin, head of the Immigration Inspection Office (TPI) under the Immigration Directorate General, and Danang Sukmawan, head of management and reporting at the Directorate of Immigration Information Systems and Technology.

The two other witnesses questioned by the AGO were PT Indo Mobil Trada Nasional director Darwin Yohanes Siregar and Essence Darmawangsa Apartment manager Djoko Triyono.

Djoko Tjandra, who was convicted in the high-profile Bank Bali corruption case, was arrested in Malaysia on July 30 after 11 years on the run.

He fled the country a day before the Supreme Court sentenced him to two years in prison and ordered him to pay Rp 546 billion (US$54 million) in restitution.

In addition to Djoko Tjandra, the AGO has named two other suspects in the case. 

One of the suspects is prosecutor Pinangki Sirna Malasari, who allegedly received a US$500,000 bribe from Djoko to help him secure a Supreme Court acquittal.

Last Wednesday, the AGO named NasDem politician Andi Irfan Jaya a suspect in the case for allegedly serving as a middleman in Pinangki’s case. (nal)