PDIP Wants KPK to Focus on Names in BAP of Setya Novanto Trial

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  • The defendant e-ktp corruption, Setya Novanto, during trial in Corruption Eradication Commission, Jakarta, 5, March 2018. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

    The defendant e-ktp corruption, Setya Novanto, during trial in Corruption Eradication Commission, Jakarta, 5, March 2018. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The politicians of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Masinton Pasaribu urged the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to focus investigate witnesses and suspects noted in the investigation report (BAP) first despite the defendant Setya Novanto mentioning two new names receiving money from the e-KTP project.

    "Every name mentioned (by Setya) cannot be examined directly, first, conduct further examination (on the report) to prevent bias," said Masinton when met at Warung Daun, Central Jakarta, on Saturday, March 24.

    In a trial held on March 22, Setya mentioned two of PDI-P politicians to be recipients of the money embezzled from the e-KTP project, namely Puan Maharani and Pramono Anung. Setya stated both got US$500 thousand. However, the names were not written in the investigation report.

    Masinton considered Setya’s testimony was part of his trial drama in order to get the status of justice collaborator. He called on the public not to be fooled since the names are necessarily proven as the suspect.

    Masinton cited such incident once entrapped him in the trial of defendant Miryam S. Haryani in August 2017. His name was mentioned as a person threatened Miriam not to reveal the names receiving money from the e-KTP project.

    Until Miryam was convicted, Masinton was free of charges and did not prove in getting involved. "Just investigate those names in the indictment. It is not us who propose e-KTP card project," said Masinton.

    M JULNIS FIRMANSYAH