KPK to Question BI Governor Agus Martowardojo as Witness in e-KTP Case

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE

NOVEMBER 01, 2016

Jakarta. The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, will meet with Bank Indonesia Governor Agus Martowardojo on Tuesday (01/11) to question him as a witness to alleged corruption within the Home Affairs Ministry relating to the electronic ID card, or e-KTP, program in 2011 to 2012.

Yuyuk Andriati, acting KPK spokeswoman, said Agus had previously requested the questioning be rescheduled for Tuesday after he was unable to attend the initial summons for Oct. 18.

“He will be examined in his capacity as a former finance minister and he will be questioned on the budget, mechanism and budgeting procedures related to the e-KTP project,” Yuyuk said.

Agus served as finance minister from 2010 to 2013 under former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

KPK has named Irman, the former director general of civil records and citizenship at the Home Affairs Ministry, and Sugiharto, the former director of information management for citizenship administration.

Iman and Sugiharto face prosecution under anti-corruption laws after the allegedly caused losses to the, which carries a penalty of maximum 20 years in prison and a Rp 1 billion ($77,000) fine.

Meanwhile, Nazaruddin, a former treasurer of the Democrat Party, said through his lawyer Elza Syarif that the e-KTP project was, at the time, controlled by Golkar Party chairman Setya Novanto, former Democrats Party chairman Anas Urbaningrum and others. Elza produced a document listing further names.

Losses to the state are believed to have amounted to Rp 2 trillion.

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