Bareskrim to Probe Ahok Today over UPS Case

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  • Suspect of the corruption case in the procurement of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) unit, Alex Usman, arrived at the Criminal Investigation building of the Indonesian Police, April 30, 2015. Image: TEMPO/M Iqbal Ichsan

    Suspect of the corruption case in the procurement of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) unit, Alex Usman, arrived at the Criminal Investigation building of the Indonesian Police, April 30, 2015. Image: TEMPO/M Iqbal Ichsan

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The police will summon Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama on Wednesday, July 29.  Ahok will be examined as a witness for the alleged Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) corruption committed by Alex Usman and Zaenal Soleman.

    The summoning is scheduled tomorrow, said Criminal Investigation Agency (Bareskrim) Chief Commissioner General Budi Waseso on Tuesday, July 28.

    The examination will take place in Bareskrim, but Budi is uncertain whether or not Ahok will be able to attend.

    Previously, Alex and Zaenal are suspected to have inflate UPS prices in the 2014 DKI Jakarta Regional-Budget.  Alex is the UPS procurement official in the West Jakarta Intermediate Education Service and Zaenal in the Central Jakarta Intermediate Education Service.

    The case was revealed after Governor Ahok discovered an inflate in UPS prices of Rp5.8 billion per unit in the 2014 DKI Jakarta Regional-Budget.  According to his source, the price of one 40kVA UPS is only about Rp100 million.

    Investigators have charged Alex and Zaenal with Article 2 and 3 Law No.31 Year 1999 on the Eradication of Corruption in conjuction with Article 55 paragraph (1) of the Book of Criminal Code.  The law regulates an act against the law to enriched themselves, coorporation or other people that causes a state loss, and abuse of power.

    INDRI MAULIDAR