Setya Novanto Admits He Unaware of Medical Data Forgery

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  • The defendant e-ktp corruption, Setya Novanto, during trial in Corruption Eradication Commission, Jakarta, 5, March 2018. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

    The defendant e-ktp corruption, Setya Novanto, during trial in Corruption Eradication Commission, Jakarta, 5, March 2018. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The defendant in the case of electronic identity card (e-KTP) graft Setya Novanto said he never cooperated with a doctor of Medika Permata Hijau Hospital, Bimanesh Sutarjo, for himself to have sick status to avoid the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

    On November 16, Setya said that he did have a head injury due to an accident until unconscious.

    Setya claimed he did not know Bimanesh and only met once. “I met him when I was unconscious, I woke up and suddenly there was him. We chatted for two minutes and then I did not get to meet him again,” he said before undergoing the trial at the Corruption Court, Central Jakarta on Thursday, March 8.

    Read: Setya Novanto Claims to Not Receive E-KTP Report

    He said he already has a personal medical data. According to Setya, he just found out there was a forgery of his medical data. “I did not know of any such medical data forgery,” he said.

    Doctor Bimanesh Sutarjo became a suspect in the case of Setya Novanto’s investigation. He is allegedly cooperated with Setya’s lawyer, Fredrich Yunadi, to avoid the examination. One of them is by manipulating Setya’s health status.

    During the accident, Setya Novanto was taken to Medika Permata Hijau Hospital where Bimanesh gave a statement about Setya’s health condition.

    Today, March 8, Bimanesh will undergo a trial at the Corruption Court, Central Jakarta.

    ALFAN HILMI