KPK arrests former Papua Highways Public Works head

KPK arrests former Papua Highways Public Works head

Former Papua Province Highways Head of Public Works Mikael Kambuaya after undergoing an examination at the KPK Building, Jakarta, Monday (1-7-2019). (Photo: Benardy Ferdiansyah)

The former Head of the Public Works Agency of the Highways of Papua Province was detained for the next 20 days at the Jaya Guntur Regional Military Detention Center today
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Monday detained former Papua Province Highways Public Works Head Mikael Kambuaya (MK), in a corruption case involving a road project of Jayapura District in Papua. The case was regarding the procurement of a project to improve Kemiri-Depapre road in Jayapura District on the Papua Provincial Budget in 2015.

"The former Head of the Public Works Agency of the Highways of Papua Province was detained for the next 20 days at the Jaya Guntur Regional Military Detention Center today," KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said here Monday.

In addition, the KPK last week also accepted the calculation of the state’s financial losses from the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) with regard to the case, said Febri.

"It is suspected that the state suffered a loss of Rp.40.9 billion," Febri said.

Earlier, the KPK, Friday, June 28, also arrested another suspect in the case, identified as the majority shareholder of PT Bintuni Energy Persada (BEP), David Manibui (DM).

Manibui was detained for the next 20 days at the KPK Branch Prison, behind the KPK Red and White Building.

The KPK has named Kambuaya as a suspect in the case of alleged corruption in the procurement of Rp. 89.5 billion for road improvement on the Kemiri-Depapre road section which resulted in losses to the state amounting to Rp. 42 billion in February 2017.

Kambuaya is suspected of violating Article 2 Paragraph (1) or Article 3 of Law Number 20 Year 2001 regarding Amendment to Law Number 31 of 1999 concerning Eradication of Corruption Crimes in conjunction with Article 55 Paragraph (1) 1st Criminal Code.

As the Head of the Papua PU Office and a budget user at that time, Kambuya was suspected of committing an illegal act, misusing his authority to benefit himself, others, or the corporation related to the increase of the Kemiri-Depapre road section in Papua Province with a project value of around Rp.89.5 billion.

The winner of the tender was PT BEP headquartered in Jakarta.

PT BEP is located at Jalan Binyamin Sueb Blok A5 B.10 A17 Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, according to the Papua Province Electronic Procurement Service (LPSE) page.

The budget ceiling is valued at Rp.89,530,250 with PT BEP's bid price of Rp.86.89 billion for 24 kilometers of road. Sixteen companies participated in the tender.

Manibui as the majority shareholder of PT Bintuni Energy Persada (BEP) through PT Manbers Jaya Mandiri (MJM) is alleged to have committed an illegal act and misused his authority to enrich himself or others or a corporation related to the procurement of road works of Kemiri-Depapre in Jayapura District.

For his actions, David Manibui is suspected of violating Article 2 Paragraph (1) or Article 3 of Law Number 20 Year 2001 jo. Article 55 Paragraph (1) 1st Criminal Code.


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