The cash back was 1.25 percent of the ship price of US$86.96 million (Rp1.15 trillion)."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesia Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will question two suspects in the graft case over the procurement of ships for the Philippines by the state-owned shipbuilding company PT PAL.

"The two, General Director of PT Pirusa Agus Nugroho (AN) and General Manager (GM)for Treasury of PT PAL Arief Cahyana (AC) are charged with involvement in a graft case in the procurement of two Strategic Sealift Vessels (SSV) for the Philippine Government," KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said here on Thursday.

The anti-graft agency already arrested a number of officials and employees of the Surabaya based PT PAL and private company PT Pirusa following raids in Jakarta and Surabaya.

The agency is investigating the role of PT Pirusa Sejati in the case, especially as the operation that caught the suspects red handed took place in area around PT Pirusa , he said.

KPK believed there are more officials of PT Pirusa involved in the graft case .

It has already named four suspects in the case and three of them are PT PAL leaders including Chief Executive Muhammad Firmansyah Arifin, Treasury General Manager Arief Cahyana, and Finance Director Saiful Anwar, with Agus Nugroho who is named the briber.

Firmansyah, Arief dan Saiful are charged with receiving a total of US$1.087 million (Rp14.476 billion) in bribe for the sales of two units of Strategic Sea lift Vessel (SSV) for the Philippines government.

"The cash back was 1.25 percent of the ship price of US$86.96 million (Rp1.15 trillion). The operation that caught suspects red handed was the first in shipbuilding industry. It is very sad that what should have been a national pride has been ruined by some corrupt officials of PT PAL itself. We are proud that PT PAL has been able to design and build ships of high quality," KPK commissioner Basaria Panjaitan told reporters last week.
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