Moeldoko Denies Affiliation with Ivermectin Producers

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  • Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko (center) walks out of the building after attending the launch of the 2021-2022 PK Stranas Corruption Prevention Action, at the KPK Building, Jakarta, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. ANTARA / Dhemas Reviyanto

    Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko (center) walks out of the building after attending the launch of the 2021-2022 PK Stranas Corruption Prevention Action, at the KPK Building, Jakarta, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. ANTARA / Dhemas Reviyanto

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaPresidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko denied the statement issued by the Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) that he was close to high-ranking officials of PT Harsen Laboratories, the producer of ivermectin.

    “This is a dangerous accusation because I have no relation with it (the company),” said Moeldoko on Thursday, July 22.

    ICW accused Moeldoko of being affiliated with the company’s Vice President, Sofia Koswara, through his daughter, Joanina Rachma. According to ICW, Joanina owned the majority shareholder of PT Noorpay Perkasa. Sofia acted as a director of PT Noorpay, added the ICW researcher Egi Primayogha.

    In addition, Egi said that PT Noorpay had partnerships with the Indonesian Farmers Association (HKTI) in the field of rice exports and farmers' training. At that time, Moeldoko was the chairman of HKTI.

    “HKTI has no cooperation with Noorpay in any form,” said the former military (TNI) Commander.

    ICW also disclosed PT Harsen's business and political network with politicians and public officials. Apart from Moeldoko, ICW suspected that the company producing the antiparasitic drug was related to the PDIP politician Ribka Tjiptaning.

    However, to Tempo on Thursday, July 22, Ribka denied that she was affiliated with the producer of ivermectin, which is one of the therapeutic drugs for Covid-19 treatment.

    Read: Moeldoko Distributes Ivermectin as COVID-19 Treatment to HKTI Members

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