Meikarta Bribe Allegedly Aims at Expediting Permit Issuance  

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  • The suspect as Bekasi Regent Neneng Hasanah Yasin arrived at the KPK office, Jakarta, Monday, Oct 15, 2018. The KPK named 9 suspects allegedly related to the permit case for the Meikarta development project in Bekasi Regency which included the Regent of Bekasi Neneng Hasanah Yasin and Operational Director of Lippo Group Billy Sindoro with evidence of Sin$ 90,000 and Rp.513 million with a total commitment of Rp13 billion. ANTARA Photo/Sigid Kurniawan

    The suspect as Bekasi Regent Neneng Hasanah Yasin arrived at the KPK office, Jakarta, Monday, Oct 15, 2018. The KPK named 9 suspects allegedly related to the permit case for the Meikarta development project in Bekasi Regency which included the Regent of Bekasi Neneng Hasanah Yasin and Operational Director of Lippo Group Billy Sindoro with evidence of Sin$ 90,000 and Rp.513 million with a total commitment of Rp13 billion. ANTARA Photo/Sigid Kurniawan

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) suspected bribes for Bekasi Regent Neneng Hasanah Yasin and several officials in Bekasi regency administration aimed at expediting the permit issuance for the satellite city of Meikarta project.

    “There is an indication that the bribe money used to hasten the process of the [project] permit issuance, we are currently investigating it,” said Febri Diansyah, KPK spokesman, in his office, Jakarta, Tuesday, Oct 16.

    KPK named Neneng and four officials of Bekasi administration as the suspect of bribery concerning the Meikarta project permit. The four officials were Head of Bekasi Public works and Housing (PUPR) Agency, Jamaludin; Head of Bekasi Fire Department, Sahat MBJ Nahar; Head of Bekasi Capital Investment and One-Stop Integrated Services Agency (DPMPTSP), Dewi Tisnawati; and Head of PUPR’s Spatial Planning, Neneng Rahmi.

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    They allegedly received commitment fee from Lippo Group operational director Billy Sindoro, consultant Taryudi, and Fitra Djaja Purnama, and employee Henry Jasmen amounted to Rp13 billion for the license of Meikarta project. The four had been named as the suspect.

    KPK presumed the agency heads received the bribe money from Billy and friends and delivered it to Bekasi Regent Neneng. The anti-graft body was still identifying the permit process under the management of Bekasi administration. “We are currently exploring detail process of the permit for the first phase of Meikarta project construction,” Febri explained.

    M ROSSENO AJI


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