KPK Expects Home President Director of PT PLN

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, July 15 2018 - 20:00 IWST

Penyidik KPK (Foto IST)
Penyidik KPK (Foto IST)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Members of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) ransacked the house of President Director of State Electricity Company (PLN) Sofyan Basir in Central Jakarta on Sunday (15/7/2018) related to corruption bribery investigation of cooperation agreement on the development of Steam Power Plant (PLTU) Riau -1.

"It is true, there was a search at PLN Director's house conducted since this morning by the KPK team in the investigation of bribery cases related to the Riau-1 power plant project," said KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah in Jakarta, Sunday (15/07/2018).

In that case, the KPK has named two suspects each member of Commission VII of DPR RI Eni Maulani Saragih (EMS) and Blackgold Natural Resources Limited shareholder Johannes Budisutrisno Kotjo (JBK).

"The team is still there, searching at a certain location is done in order to find evidence related to the case," said Febri.

KPK also expects the parties to cooperatively and does not make efforts that can hinder the implementation of this investigation task.

In the operation of hand-catching (OTT) activity on Friday (13/7), the KPK has secured some evidence related to the case, namely Rp500 million in denomination of Rp100 thousand and documents or receipts of Rp500 million.

Allegedly, the receipt of Rp500 million is part of a 2.5 percent "fee" commitment of the project value to Eni Maulani Saragih and his colleagues related to the cooperation agreement on the construction of the PLTU Riau-1.

"Allegedly, this is the fourth receipt from JBK entrepreneurs to EMS with total value of at least Rp4.8 billion, ie December 2017 of Rp2 billion, March 2018 Rp2 billion, June 8, 2018 Rp300 million," said Vice Chairman of KPK Basaria Panjaitan during a press conference at the KPK building, Jakarta, Saturday (14/7) night.

Allegedly money was given by Johannes Budisutrisno Kotjo to Eni Maulani Saragih through staff and family.

"Allegedly the role of EMS is to smooth the process of signing the cooperation related to the development of PLTU Riau-1," said Basaria.

As the alleged giver of Johannes Budisutrisno Kotjo is suspected of violating Article 5 paragraph 1 letter a or b or Article 13 of Law no. 31 of 1999 on the Eradication of Corruption as amended by Law no. 20 of 2001 juncto Article 64 paragraph (1) of the Criminal Code.

The article shall govern the giving of a civil servant or the organizer of the state in order that the civil servant or the organizer of the state do or does not do anything in his or her position, which is contrary to his obligations.

The threat of punishment of at least 1 year in prison and a maximum of 5 years in prison and a fine of at least Rp50 million and a maximum of Rp250 million.

Whereas the alleged beneficiary of Eni Maulani Saragih is suspected of violating Article 12 letter a or article 12 letter b or article 11 of Law no. 31 of 1999 amended by Law no. 20 Year 2001 on Corruption Eradication juncto article 64 paragraph (1) to-1 Criminal Code.

The Article governs the civil servant or the organizer of the country receiving the prize, whereas it is known or reasonably suspected that the prize is given as a result or caused by having done or not doing something in his / her position against his / her obligation with a minimum of 4 years imprisonment and a maximum of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of at least Rp200 million and a maximum of Rp 1 billion. (Ant)

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