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Andi Narogong to Testify in e-KTP Trial

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Andi Narogong is scheduled to take the witness stand in today's trial of the e-KTP procurement scandal. Andi is summoned by the Prosecutors of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Court to testify in today's hearing, which is the 17th hearing so far.

The KPK prosecutors are set to call in five other witnesses in addition to Andi in the trial with defendants Irman and Sugiharto.

Andi Narogong a.k.a. Andi Agustinus is a businessman who was the Home Affairs Ministry's partner in procuring the electronic ID cards in 2011-2012. Bribery and other corrupt practices in the project's work have allegedly incurred Rp2.3 trillion in state losses.

Andi is suspected to have bribed House of Representatives' (DPR) members to approve the project's budget in the 2011-2012 State Budget. A number of witnesses also claimed that he is a close friend with House Speaker Setya Novanto.

The indictment also accused Andi of engineering the tender to let the PNRI Consortium win. He is alleged of organizing a meeting at his store in Fatmawati, South Jakarta, with the technical team of the e-KTP procurement project.

The prosecutors also summoned five other witnesses today, all of whom are staff of the Home Affairs Ministry.  One of the witnesses is Ruddy Indrato Raden, the ministry's director general of population and civil registration.

In the indictment, Ruddy is said to be a member of the e-KTP project's Receiver and Auditor Committee. He is also alleged of having received orders from defendant Sugiharto to forge the procurement documents, making it seem as if the PNRI consortium has achieved its work target.

The truth is, at the end of the work's deadline on Dec. 31, 2013, the PNRI Consortium signatories—Sucofindo, PT LEN Industri, PT Quadra Solution, and PT Sandipala Arthaputra—had only provided 122 million pieces of blank electronic ID cards, far below the targeted 172 million.

MAYA AYU PUSPITASARI

 



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