TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Klaten Regent Sri Hartini is being interrogated by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) for the first time since being named as suspect for alleged bribes for appointments in Klaten administration in West Java. “[She] is questioned as witness for suspect [identified with the initials of] SUL,” the KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said today.
Upon her arrest at the end of last year, the KPK investigators found US and Singapore dollar banknotes worth Rp2 billion (USD150,297). Moreover, Rp3.2 billion (USD240,475.2) were found at a room used by Sri Hartini’s son Andy Purnomo.
The KPK had earlier named Klaten Education Department official Suramlan as suspect. Investigators believed that there were more than one briber. “Anyone wanting to hold office must give [bribe]. We have the list,” the KPK chief Agus Rahardjo said in his office yesterday.
The KPK has interrogated dozens of witnesses. Febri said that investigators will also question Sri Hartini’s oldest son Andy Purnomo, currently serving as Commission IV chairman of Klaten district council.
MAYA AYU PUSPITASARI