KPK Exposes Another Flow of E-KTP Corruption Money

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) found a new suspected fund flow in the electronic ID card or e-KTP graft case. KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah explained the new information was revealed during the probe on Irvanto Pambudi Chayo, a nephew of Setya Novanto, who was named as the suspect last March.

    Since last Thursday, KPK investigator has continuously questioned two Golkar Party officials for Central Java, the chairman M. Iqbal, and the former treasurer Bambang Eko Suratmoko. “We currently cross-examine and seek to clarify [their testimony] whether there are another payment or usage of the corruption money for any activities or others,” Febri stated.

    However, Febri reluctant to provide detail of the fund flow. “Because the investigation is still underway, we cannot reveal the detail,” he said.

    Read: KPK: Investigation on e-KTP Graft Case Continues

    As of date, the Jakarta Corruption Court has sentenced four suspects of the e-KTP graft scandal namely two former officials of Home Affairs Ministry Irman and Sugiharto; a businessman Andi Agustinus alias Andi Narogong; and the House of Representatives (DPR) former speaker Setya Novanto who had made state loss up to Rp2.3 billion.

    During the trial, four suspects revealed the money flow stemming from the Rp5.84 billion e-KTP project to various parties including from bureaucrats, executives, and legislatures.

    A suspect Anang Sugiana Sudihardjo, former president director of PT Quadra Solution will soon be charged in the trial. While three other suspects, former director of PT Gunung Agung Made Oka Masagung; DPR’s member Markus Nari; and Irvanto are currently being questioned by KPK.

    Furthermore, KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo asserted the anti-graft body opens for every possibility that might be exposed as he deemed many parties have involved in the e-KTP graft case.

    MAYA AYU PUSPITASARI | M. JULNIS FIRMANSYAH