Bupati Regent Cooperative in Meikarta Kick Back Scandal

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  • The suspect as Bekasi Regent Neneng Hasanah Yasin arrived at the KPK office, Jakarta, Monday, Oct 15, 2018. The KPK named 9 suspects allegedly related to the permit case for the Meikarta development project in Bekasi Regency which included the Regent of Bekasi Neneng Hasanah Yasin and Operational Director of Lippo Group Billy Sindoro with evidence of Sin$ 90,000 and Rp.513 million with a total commitment of Rp13 billion. ANTARA Photo/Sigid Kurniawan

    The suspect as Bekasi Regent Neneng Hasanah Yasin arrived at the KPK office, Jakarta, Monday, Oct 15, 2018. The KPK named 9 suspects allegedly related to the permit case for the Meikarta development project in Bekasi Regency which included the Regent of Bekasi Neneng Hasanah Yasin and Operational Director of Lippo Group Billy Sindoro with evidence of Sin$ 90,000 and Rp.513 million with a total commitment of Rp13 billion. ANTARA Photo/Sigid Kurniawan

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Through her lawyer, non-active Bekasi Regent Neneng Hasanah Yasin said she would provide her utmost cooperation in the investigation of the alleged Meikarta project permit bribe.

    “She will be cooperative in the case and that is what we actually expected of her,” said Neneng’s lawyer, Ilham P. Gultom when reached by Tempo on Sunday, October 21.

    Neneng was previously named by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) as one of nine suspects who received kick-backs involving the major Meikarta housing project construction permit following a 20-hour questioning session.

    The non-active Bekasi Regent was arrested in one of KPK’s eminent sting operation (OTT) held in Bekasi and Surabaya on October 14 and October 15.

    According to KPK, the Bekasi Regent had allegedly accepted bribe from Lippo Group Director of Operations Billy Sindoro and three other people to slacken Meikarta’s 84.6 hectare initial project phase. Neneng, together with four other state officials allegedly received up to Rp7 billion from a total of Rp13 billion commitment fee.

    M ROSSENO AJI