Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Attorney General's Office (AGO), on Monday, named a former Garuda Indonesia president director as new suspect in the alleged case of corruption related to the procurement of planes from 2011 to 2021.

In addition, the AGO named PT Mugi Rekso Abadi director as a suspect in the alleged graft case.

Speaking to the press on Monday, Attorney General Sanitiar Burhanuddin confirmed that no arrests were made since the two suspects, identified by their initials as ES and SS, are serving jail term in connection with the graft case handled by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

Earlier, the AGO also announced three suspects in the graft case related to the procurement of CRJ-1000 and the takeover of ATR72-600 by Garuda Indonesia.

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They are identified by their initials as AW, Garuda Indonesia Executive Project Manager for Aircraft Delivery during the 2009-2014 period; SW, Vice President of the Strategic Management Office for the 2011-2012 period; and AB, Vice President of Treasury Management for the 2005-2012 period.

On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, the Junior Attorney General for Special Crimes handed over the dossiers of the three suspects and evidence to the Central Jakarta Public Prosecutor's Office.

Chief of the Legal Information Center at the AGO Ketut Sumedana affirmed that the process of procuring Garuda Indonesia planes violated the fleet management procedure.

During the planning phase, the suspect SA made no market analysis, planned route, and plane need analysis and received no approval from the board of directors, he pointed out.

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