State Losses Caused by Satellite Fiasco Likely Exceed IDR 500 B: AGO

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  • Attorney General of the Republic of Indonesia ST Burhanuddin gave a press statement after holding a meeting as part of the working visit of the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs at the Indonesian Attorney General's Office Building, Jakarta, Monday, March 15, 2021. The working visit was carried out to coordinate and discuss the handling of a number of corruption cases. TEMPO / Hilman Fathurrahman W

    Attorney General of the Republic of Indonesia ST Burhanuddin gave a press statement after holding a meeting as part of the working visit of the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs at the Indonesian Attorney General's Office Building, Jakarta, Monday, March 15, 2021. The working visit was carried out to coordinate and discuss the handling of a number of corruption cases. TEMPO / Hilman Fathurrahman W

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Attorney General's Office (AGO) director of investigations Febrie Adriansyah said that the state losses caused by the satellite procurement case involving the East Longitude 123 orbital slot could likely exceed IDR 500 billion. 

    "The state losses we discovered from our discussion with auditors lead to roughly IDR 500 billion as we are facing an arbitration lawsuit amounting to USD 20 million," said Adriansyah at the AGO office on Friday, January 14, 2022. 

    Febrie said that the losses originated from the budget that has been spent to rent Avanti Communication Limited (Avanti) for IDR 491 billion, a consultant fee of up to IDR 18.5 billion, and the Navajo arbitration costing up to  IDR 4.7 billion.

    "We consider these potential losses as it is ongoing and we believe there are losses as what was mentioned in the arbitration court," Febrie said in relation to the case that incriminates the Ministry of Defense. "It qualifies as acts of corruption."

    ARRIJAL RACHMAN