KPK Probes Indonesian First Female Pilot in Money Laundering Case



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaCorruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is set to examine Indonesia's pioneer female pilot, Tience Sumartini, in the money laundering case with the suspect Soetikno Soedarjo, the founder of PT Mugi Rekso Abadi.

    The founder of Bali International Flight Academy will be examined as a witness, said the commission’s spokesman Febri Diansyah, Thursday, August 15.

    Other than Tience, the anti-graft body also summons the main commissioner of PT Pegasus Air Services Kabul Riswanto, a businessperson Nana Hadna, and a notary Erna Priyono for the suspect Soetikno.

    Previously, Soetikno and former president director of PT Garuda Indonesia Emirsyah Satar have been named suspects in the money laundering case related to the procurement of aircraft parts from Airbus and Rolls-Royce.

    KPK suspected Emirsyah of receiving 1.2 million Euro and US$180,000 or equal to Rp20 billion in the project. Soetikno who was the beneficial owner of Singapore-based Connaught International was suspected as the broker.