TEMPO.CO, Surabaya - The panel of judges has sent former minister Dahlan Iskan to 2 years in jail and slapped him with Rp100 million fine, with a subsidiary sentence of 2 months in jail in the case of East Java government-owned enterprise PT Panca Wira Usaha asset sales.
According to the panel of judges, the defendant, who served as the enterprise president director, together two other officials, had breached the procedure by selling assets under the sale value of tax object (NJOP) in the Kediri City and Tulungagung Regency.
The breach of the procedure includes transactions before the auction, lack of appointment of independent appraisal agency and lack of asset sales announcement on mass media. As a result, the project caused Rp10.8 billion in state losses.
The judges consider the defendant was negligent in oversight of his subordinates. The presiding judge Tahsin said that the defendant should have ensured that the asset sales were conducted according to the procedure. “The defendant has abdicated his responsibility,” he said.
The sentence is less than prosecutors sought of 6 years in jail and Rp750 million fine. Another defendant Wisnu has been sentenced to 3 years in prison and Rp200 million fine, with a subsidiary sentence of 2 months in jail, less than prosecutors sought of 5 years in jail.
On the verdict, Dahlan and his lawyer team said they will file an appeal. Before the panel of judges, Dahlan said that he will take moral responsibility as a president director. “Thank you for not finding me guilty of receiving money,” he said.