Minggu, 16 Desember 2018

KPK to Probe Names Mentioned by Setya Novanto

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  • Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Saut Situmorang plays a saxophone during the anti-corruption concert held in Jakarta on November 18, 2016. TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho

    Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Saut Situmorang plays a saxophone during the anti-corruption concert held in Jakarta on November 18, 2016. TEMPO/Eko Siswono Toyudho

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Saut Situmorang, said his office will examine the names whom Setya Novanto claimed to have received money embezzled from the electronic identity card (e-KTP) project. Setya revealed the names during a trial at the Jakarta Corruption Court on Thursday, March 22.

    During the trial, Setya mentioned two Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) politicians, Puan Maharani and Pramono Anung, received US$500,000 each.

    Read: Golkar Politician Accuses Setya Novanto of Giving False Testimony

    According to Setya Novanto, he heard the names from Made Oka Masagung who paid him a visit at his house. Pramono Anung has denied Setya’s accusation. 

    “If you want [to be a justice collaborator, don’t mention names and expect that [the move ] can save you," Pramono said at the Presidential Palace complex in Jakarta, yesterday.

    Read: Setya Novanto Pleads in Court to be Justice Collaborator

    In addition to Pramono and Puan, Setya mentioned other politicians, namely Arief Wibowo, Olly Dondokambey, and Ganjar Pranowo from the PDIP; Melchias Marcus Mekeng and Chairuman Harahap from the Functional Group (Golkar) Party; Tamsil Linrung from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS); and Jafar Hafsah from the Democratic Party.

    According to Saut, the KPK has not been able to prove the mentioned politicians to be involved in the e-KTP corruption case. Saut said the KPK needs more evidence to verify the allegation.

    TEMPO.CO