Tuesday, 19 June, 2012 | 18:23 WIB
Neneng: ‘Anas Urbaningrum Owns Anugrah Nusantara’
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Neneng Sri Wahyuni, wife of convicted corruptor M. Nazaruddin, underwent six hours of questioning at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) regarding her involvement in Permai Group, a holding company owned by her husband. A string of companies linked to Permai Group have been implicated in various corruption scandals involving state projects, which were won through rigged tenders by Nazaruddin, a former treasurer of the ruling Democrat Party, through his connections as top party member and his lobbying efforts as legislator at the House of Representatives (DPR). One of those companies in question is PT Anugrah Nusantara.
She said her husband and Democrat Party chairman Anas Urbaningrum owned Anugrah, the subsidiary of Permai Group. "Pak Nazar [her husband] and Pak Anas owned PT Anugrah. But Pak Nazar sold some of his shares in Anugrah to Pak Anas," said Neneng as quoted by Junimart, Neneng's attorney, on Monday, June 18.
However, Neneng claimed that she knew nothing about Anas' behaviours in PT Anugrah. Nor did she know anything about Permai Group's projects, including the sports building at Hambalang, Bogor. "She simply assisted her husband in that company by taking care of its stationery," the lawyer said. As for Anas' alleged involvement in Hambalang, Neneng has yet to explain because the investigators has not queried her about this matter.
Rufinus Hutauruk, another lawyer of Neneng, said PT Anugrah shares which were handed over by Nazar to Anas reached 30 percent. This was the total volume of shares belonging to Nazar, according to Rufinus. "All Nazar's shares had been transferred to Anas, as evidenced by the transfer of title of PT Anugrah assets to Pak Anas," he said. He said his client did not know about Anas' role in a number of Permai Group projects. "She never knew, and does not understand anything," said Rufinus. Rufinus denied that Neneng was Permai Group's finance director. "She has told (the interrogating officers) she had never worked at PT Anugrah. She was not connected with the company structure and she was not paid," he said. Before reporters, Neneng denied she returned to Indonesia in order to bring assets worth Rp1 trillion over to Malaysia.