Golkar Politician Accuses Setya Novanto of Giving False Testimony

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  • Member of House fo Representative, Melchias Marcus Mekeng when arrived for undergo examination in Corruption Eradication Commission, Jakarta, Aug. 10, 2017. TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho

    Member of House fo Representative, Melchias Marcus Mekeng when arrived for undergo examination in Corruption Eradication Commission, Jakarta, Aug. 10, 2017. TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Golkar Party politician Melchias Marcus Mekeng thinks that Setya Novanto gave false testimonies in the e-KTP graft trial about the existence of an Rp5 billion fund flow for the Golkar Party National Leadership meeting.

    “Setya Novanto could possibly be resentful, or stressed, or maybe undecided, but I personally view that it (the testimony) was a lie said by the former House Speaker,” said Mekeng on Thursday, March 22. He maintains that Setya must be accountable for his testimonies.

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    Defendant Setya Novanto revealed in the trial yesterday that the Golkar Party National Leadership meeting in 2016 was partly funded by the money came from the e-KTP graft valued up to Rp5 billion. “The five billion rupiah was for the meeting, it was handed to the committee,” he said.

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    According to Setya, the money came from PT Biomorf Mauritius which was previously in the possession of his own nephew Irvanto Hendra Pambudi. The money was sent by Ahmad who acted as one of his representatives from a money changer company Inti Valuta.

    Mekeng regrets that Setya Novanto’s testimony seemed to be attacking Golkar. He then denied that the Golkar Party National Leadership meeting was funded by money coming from the e-KTP graft.

    Arkhelaus Wisnu Triyogo