KPK Imposes Travel Ban on Lawmaker in Maritime Security Agency Graft Case

Antigraft investigators arrested six people, allegedly including a district head, in sting operations in the provinces of South Kalimantan and East Java on Thursday (04/01), a spokesman said. (Antara Photo/Rivan Awal Lingga)

By : Fana Suparman and Telly Nathalia | on 12:56 PM December 29, 2017
Category : News, Featured, Corruption

Jakarta. The national antigraft agency has imposed a six-month travel ban on Golkar Party lawmaker Fayakhun Andriadi, who is set to be questioned as a witness in a corruption case involving a satellite procurement project by the Maritime Security Agency, or Bakamla.

Fayakhun is a member of House of Representatives Commission I, which oversees communication and defense. His name came up during the trials of some of the other suspects in the case.

"In the case against Nofel Hasan, a travel ban was imposed on Fayakhun for the next six months, starting on Dec. 13, 2017," Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesman Febri Diansyah said on Thursday (28/12), as reported by Suara Pembaruan.

Nofel, who headed Bakamla's planning and organization unit, is currently on trial for allegedly having accepted $104,500 in bribes from Melati Technofo Indonesia director Fahmi Darmawansyah and two members of his staff to secure the Rp 200 billion ($14 million) satellite procurement project.

Five people have either been named suspects, or been convicted in the bribery case so far.

They include Eko Susilo Hadi, the former deputy head of legal affairs and cooperation at Bakamla, who was sentenced to four years and three months in prison in July after he was found guilty of having received more than $175,000 in bribes.

Businessman Fahmi was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison, while his staff members, Adami Okta and Hardy, received one year and six months each.

Rear Adm. Bambang Udoyo, Bakamla's former director of data and information, is currently on trial in a military court in Jakarta for also having accepted a bribe in the case. He was arrested in January.

KPK spokesman Febri said the antigraft agency further requested the Directorate General of Immigration to bar Erwin Arief, managing director of the firm Rohde & Schwarz, from leaving the country. He did not provide any reasons for the travel ban on Erwin.

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