KPK to Probe PPP Chairman Romy

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  • Chairman of the United Development Party (PPP) Romahurmuziy or Romy. TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho

    Chairman of the United Development Party (PPP) Romahurmuziy or Romy. TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will probe the Chairman of the United Development Party (PPP) Romahurmuziy or Romy for the bribery case of the proposed regional balance funds in the 2018 Draft State Budget (RAPBN-P).

    “Today the probe is scheduled for the PPP Chairman Romahurmuziy in the case of regional balance funds,” said KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah, Monday, August 20.

    Febri said Romy would be probed for the suspect Yaya Purnomo as a former official of the Ministry of Finance. In addition, KPK also scheduled a probe for the North Labuhan Batu Regent, Khaerudinsyah, for the same suspect.

    In this case, KPK set four suspects, Yaya Purnomo and Amin Santono, former members of the House of Financial Commission. The two other suspects are from the contractor party, Ahmad Ghiast and Eka Kamaluddin as the gift givers.

    The case was revealed from the sting operation held by KPK against Amin in the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, East Jakarta, on May 4.

    KPK seized Rp400 million and a transfer receipt of Rp100 million to Amin, as well as proposal documents from his car. KPK then arrested Yaya, as well as Ahmad and Eka at different locations.

    KPK assessed that the total Rp500 million received by Amin was part of the 7 percent promised bribe in two projects in Sumedang District worth Rp25 billion.

    TAUFIQ SIDDIQ