TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Former Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) President Luthfi Hasan Ishaaq mentioned to recognize Bunda Putri as one of SBY's close associates. Luthfi, in his testimony at Ahmad Fathanah's graft trial, said Bunda is the connector of the important figures behind the case.
However, Luthfi testified to have no idea of Bunda's full name, saying he only knows she is a daughter of one of the founding fathers of the Functional Group Party (Golkar).
The name Bunda Putri first appeared to public in a phone conversation presented in Ahmad Fathanah's trial last August. Bunda Putri, in the recording, talked about reshuffle matter with Luthfi, mentioning along some name such as Haji Susu, Mr. Tan, Dipo and Lurah (Head of Sub-district).
Agriculture Minister Suswono also said to have visited Bunda Putri's house upon confirming a person claiming to be Vice President Boediono's sister Tuti Iswari. Tuti herself later revealed that Bunda Putri is a nickname for Non Saputri.