Pupuk Indonesia president director leads impromptu meeting

Pupuk Indonesia president director leads impromptu meeting

Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Director of State-owned fertilizer producer  PT Pupuk Indonesia (Persero) Aas Asikin Idat led an impromptu meeting on Thursday morning to cover details following the arrest of seven people who were caught red handed for corruption charges by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators..

"Mr.President Director Aas Asikin Idat chaired the meeting this morning," PT Pupuk Indonesia Head of Corporate Communication Wijaya Laksana informed Antara in Jakarta on Thursday.

Laksana also confirmed that the directors were "aware" of this development. "Essentially, the directors are aware of this," he stated.

Members of Pupuk Indonesia's Board of Directors immediately held a meeting on Thursday morning to discuss details regarding the anti-graft body's raid.

According to Laksana, the meeting had concluded, and his side would provide further details on this case soon after Corruption Eradication Commission made its statement. 

The KPK spokesman, Febri Diansyah, had earlier remarked at the KPK building, Jakarta, on Thursday morning that the anti-graft body had taken into custody seven people who were caught red-handed in a raid.

Among the seven detainees are the one from PT Pupuk Indonesia's board of directors, drivers, and from the private sector.

The KPK revealed that the raid that it launched in Jakarta on Wednesday (Mar 27) was related to  the distribution of fertilizers. The transaction or alleged submission of money was indicated in connection with the distribution of fertilizers using ships.

However, the KPK has yet to elaborate on whether the fertilizer distributed was of the subsidized variety.