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KPK resumes manhunt of graft fugitives following wanted suspect arrest

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Coal mining company Borneo Lumbung Energi owner Samin Tan sits in a car after an interrogation session at the commission's headquarters in Jakarta on April 6, 2021. The KPK has detained Samin, who was a fugitive for one year, for allegedly bribing former lawmaker Eni Maulani Saragih pertaining to the construction of the Riau-1 coal-fired power plant.(Antara/Reno Esnir)
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Jakarta   ●   Sat, April 10, 2021

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) reaffirmed its commitment to hunting graft fugitives following its recent arrest of businessman Samin Tan, who has been on the run for roughly one year.

KPK investigators arrested Samin on Tuesday in Central Jakarta based on a tip-off from members of the general public, marking the end of a 12-month chase since the antigraft body placed him on its most-wanted list last year.

The KPK named Samin a suspect in February 2019 over his alleged involvement in bribery relating to a mining license of a coal mine in Tuhup, Central Kalimantan. The mine was controlled by coal mining firm PT Asmin Koalindo Tuhup (AKT), a subsidiary of Samin’s company PT Borneo Lumbung Energy & Metal.

Samin allegedly paid then-Golkar Party lawmaker Eni Maulani Saragih Rp 5 billion (US$342,936) in June 2018 in exchange for her effort...

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