Saturday, 19 January 2019

Setya, Idrus Marham as Witnesses at Johannes Kotjo`s Hearing

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  • Former Indonesian parliament speaker Setya Novanto (C) walks to his trial at a court room in Jakarta, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

    Former Indonesian parliament speaker Setya Novanto (C) walks to his trial at a court room in Jakarta, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) prosecutor will present the former Golkar Party Secretary General, Idrus Marham and the former Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) Setya Novanto in a follow-up hearing of the defendant Johannes Budisutrisno Kotjo, the owner of Blackgold Natural Resources Ltd.

    “SN and IM as witnesses,” KPK prosecutor Lie Setiawan said via short message, Thursday, November 1.

    Johannes Kotjo will undergo a follow-up hearing today at the District Court of Corruption. He was charged with giving Rp4,7 billion to the Deputy Chairperson of the Commission VII of the House, Eni Saragih.

    According to the prosecutor, the money was given so that Eni would help Kotjo obtain the Independent Power Producer (IPP) Mine Steam Power Plant or Riau-1 PLTU project.

    The project will be carried out by PT Pembangkitan Jawa Bali Investasi (PT PJBI), Blackgold Natural Resources and China Huadian Engineering Company Ltd. which was brought by Kotjo.

    According to the prosecutor, Setya was promised a quota of 24 percent, or around US$6 million. Setya Novanto also brought together Johannes Kotjo and Eni.

    Idrus allegedly played a role in giving Rp4 billion from Kotjo which was used to finance the Golkar Party's Extraordinary National Meeting (Munaslub).

    ANDITA RAHMA