Dahlan Iskan officially banned from traveling abroad

Dahlan Iskan officially banned from traveling abroad

Dahlan Iskan with the press. (ANTARA/Vitalis Yogi Trisna)

We have done it."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Former president director of state electricity firm (PT PLN) Dahlan Iskan has been officially banned from traveling abroad due to his alleged involvement in a graft case related to the development of 21 power stations.

"The overseas travel ban on Dahlan Iskan came into effect on Monday (June 8) and will be valid for a period of six months," Director of Investigation of the Directorate General of Immigration Mirza Iskandar stated here on Wednesday.

Head of the Jakarta High Prosecutors Office Adi Toegarisman earlier remarked that his office had filed an application for an overseas travel ban on Iskan, who is also the former state enterprises minister.

"We have done it," he pointed out.

The prosecutors office plans to interrogate Iskan as a suspect in a corruption case on Thursday (June 12).

The prosecutors named Iskan as a suspect in a corruption case related to the development of 21 power stations worth Rp1.063 billion in Java, Bali, and Nusa Tenggara when he held the post of president director of PT PLN.

He was named a suspect in the case after being questioned. During the interrogation, the investigators found two pieces of evidence that were sufficient to name him as a suspect.

On May 6, the prosecutors office questioned Nur Pamuji who succeeded Iskan after the latter was promoted to the post of state enterprises minister during the government of former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the end of 2011.

So far, the prosecutors have named 15 people as suspects in the case, including nine PLN employees who have been detained.

All suspects are charged with Article 2 and Article 3 in connection with Article 18, point (1), letter b of Law Number 31/1999, in conjunction with Law Number 20/2001 on corruption eradication, in conjunction with Article 55, point (1) ke-1 of the criminal code, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.

The mega power station projects, which were implemented by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, were commenced on December 11, 2011, and were targeted for completion by June 2013.

(Reported by Yashinta Difa P./Uu.INE/KR-BSR/A014)

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