KPK promises to continue investigation of big cases

KPK promises to continue investigation of big cases

Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Agus Rahardjo (right) talks with Deputy Chairman Saut Situmorang (left) on the sidelines of a press conference about the KPK's achievements and performance reports in 2018 at the KPK Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (12/19/2018). (ANTARA PHOTO/Rivan Awal Lingga/kye.)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The head of the KPK has promised to continue investigating a number of big cases that were left incomplete in 2018.

"We are proceeding with some unfinished cases, such as Pelindo, Pak Satar (Emirsyah Satar), BLBI, e-KTP, and Century cases. Hopefully, we can complete the cases before we end our duties at the KPK, by processing them. There would be no one who would stop us from handling it," KPK Chairman Agus Rahardjo stated in the Jakarta KPK building.

He conveyed this in the year-end press conference of the 2018 KPK Performance, attended by four KPK leaders, namely Rahardjo, Saut Situmorang, Laode M Syarif, and Alexander Marwata, as well as KPK Prevention Deputy Pahala Nainggolan; Deputy for Information and Data (Inda) Hary Budiarto; Deputy for Supervision Internal, Public Complaints (PIPM) Herry Muryanto; and KPK Kabiro Febri Diansyah.

On Dec 15, 2015, the KPK determined RJ Lino as a suspect for allegedly ordering the procurement of 3 "quay container cranes" (QCC) by directly assigning HDHM companies (PT Wuxi Hua Dong Heavy Machinery. Co. Ltd.) from China, as suppliers of goods, but until now, the case has not gone to court.

"The RJ Lino case problem, because of the suspicion that articles 2 and 3 have elements of state losses, has not yet been completed because the price data is not yet available. We have not purchased the goods from China. Pak Syarif and Pak Rahardjo had gone to China to ask for it. But until now, we have not yet obtained the data, and we feel it might be possible from the Chinese side to not provide it," Marwata remarked.

Because the KPK does not have the authority to issue an Investigation Termination Order (SP3), the KPK will use other experts who will calculate themselves based on their expertise.

"Hopefully, we can finish it by next year, like what Mr. Rahardjo did. Hopefully, it will not change the period, the regime, and the leadership. It will not be good if we leave something already left by the previous leader unfinished; we will try to finish it," he added.

The KPK has also determined former Garuda Indonesia president director Emirsyah Satar and PT Mugi Resko Abadi (MRA) President Commissioner Soetikno Soedarjo as suspects over alleged corruption in the procurement of aircraft and aircraft engines from Airbus SAS and Rolls-Royce PLC at PT Garuda Indonesia since Jan 19, 2017, but the case has also been unsettled until now.

In the case of corruption in the provision of short-term funding facilities (FPJP) to Century Bank and Century Bank`s determination as a failed bank, former Deputy IV of BI Foreign Exchange Management Budi Mulya had been sentenced to appeal for 15 years in prison, but the KPK had not yet named other suspects in the case.

Even though the panel of judges stated that Boediono was the Governor of Bank Indonesia; Miranda Swaray Goeltom the Senior Deputy Governor of BI; Siti Chalimah Fadjriah, S Budi Rochadi, Darmansyah Hadad, Hartadi Agus Sarwono, and Ardhayadi Mitroatmodjo, respectively, as Deputy Governors of BI; and witness Raden Pardede as secretary, the Financial Sector Stability Committee (KSSK) is included in the element of participation together to commit a crime based on article 55 of the Criminal Code.

"For Century, it will continue. That is why many have been called as witnesses. We will conclude who we are about to suspect in the next exposure," Rahardjo explained.

The KPK in 2018 also tried corporate corruption carried out by PT Duta Graha Indah, which has changed its name to PT Nusa Konstruksi Enjiniring (NKE).

"One of the KPK`s demands is the revocation of corporate rights to participate in the auction for a certain period of time. The KPK hopes that in the future, the corporation will more seriously avoid and prevent corruption because of the enormous risk," Situmorang remarked.

Reporting by Desca Lidya Natalia
Editing by Eliswan, Yoseph Hariyadi