Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), on Wednesday, summoned former state-owned enterprises (BUMN) minister Laksamana Sukardi as witness in a corruption case concerning irregularities surrounding disbursement of Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI).

Sukardi is scheduled for examination for suspect controlling shareholders of the Indonesian National Trade Bank (BDNI) Sjamsul Nursalim (SJN).

"The person concerned is scheduled for cross-examination as a witness for suspect SJN concerning the granting of declaration of decree (SKL) to shareholders of the Indonesian National Trade Bank (BDNI) in 2004 in connection with fulfilling the obligation to deliver assets by the BLBI obligor to the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA)," KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah stated in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Furthermore, the KPK summoned three other witnesses for suspect SJN: former IBRA chair Glenn Muhammad Surya Yusuf, civil servant Edwin H. Abdulah, and Farid Harianto from the private sector.

SJN and his wife Itjih were allegedly involved in graft in the process of fulfilling the obligations of shareholders of BDNI, as the obligor of BLBI to the IBRA.

The KPK had named the two as suspects on June 10, 2019.

SJN and Itjih allegedly committed misrepresentations linked to farmers' receivables of Rp4.8 trillion.

As a result of this graft, Rp4.58 trillion in state losses were incurred. It was later found after "Financial Due Diligence" (FDD) and "Legal Due Diligence" (LDD) investigations that the asset was a non-performing loan, and debt collection rights for farmers was for only Rp220 billion.

For such actions, SJN and Itjih were suspected of having violated Article 2, paragraph (1) or Article 3 of Law Number 31 of 1999 as amended by Act Number 20 of 2001 concerning the Eradication of Corruption Crimes in conjunction with Article 55, paragraph (1) of the Criminal Code.

Translator: Benardy F,Eliswan Azly
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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