E-KTP Trial: Setya Novanto Mentions Other DPR Members

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  • Former Indonesia's Parliament Speaker Setya Novanto sits on the defendant's chair during his sentencing hearing at the Corruption Cases Court in Jakarta, April 24, 2018. The court sentenced the senior politician to 15 years in prison for his role in the theft of $170 million of public money by officials, a victory for anti-corruption police fighting the country's rampant graft. AP

    Former Indonesia's Parliament Speaker Setya Novanto sits on the defendant's chair during his sentencing hearing at the Corruption Cases Court in Jakarta, April 24, 2018. The court sentenced the senior politician to 15 years in prison for his role in the theft of $170 million of public money by officials, a victory for anti-corruption police fighting the country's rampant graft. AP

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Former speaker of the House of Representative (DPR) Setya Novanto has again mentioned several names of the council members and former members allegedly received funds of the electronic ID Card or e-KTP project graft case.

    Setya Novanto exposed the names when testifying in the e-KTP trial for his nephew Irvanto Hendra Pambudi Cahyo and businessman Made Oka Masagung as the defendants.

    “My nephew told me he bribed several people with a total US$3.5 million,” said Setya in Jakarta Corruption Court, Tuesday, September 18.

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    According to Setya, Irvanto revealed the names when confronted in the e-KTP trial. Irvanto, he added, said to have delivered money to Chairuman Harahap at US$500,000, Jafra Hafsah US$100,000, Ade Komarudin US$700,000, and Agun Gunandjar Sudarsa US$1 million.

    Other than those people, Setya added, Melchias Markus Mekeng and Markus Nari received US$1 million as well as Mirwan Amir and Olly Dondokambey at US$500,000 each. The bribe money was handed at his office in DPR office as ordered by Andi Agustinus Narogong. “The total was US$3.2 million which was blamed to me,” Setya said.

    Setya had already mentioned the names in the previous trial of the e-KTP graft case. In several occasions, those people denied having received the money. 

    Irvanto and Made Oka were indicted for participating in the corruption of e-KTP projects. KPK accused Made Oka keeping the bribe money before being handed over to Setya Novanto. Meanwhile, Irvanto was charged as the intermediary of e-KTP money for DPR members.

    M ROSSENO AJI