Jakarta: The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is scheduled to question Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan as a witness in an alleged bribery case involving PT PLN president director Sofyan Basir.
"He will be questioned as a witness for Sofyan Basir," KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said here on Monday.
Last week, KPK summoned the former transportation minister for the first time last week. However, Jonan failed to answer the summons due to his busy schedule.
In Early May, KPK named Sofyan as the latest suspect in an alleged bribery case related to the construction of Riau-1 coal-fired power plant. During a press conference, KPK accused Sofyan of accepting a bribe from mining company Blackgold Natural Resources Limited in connection with the project.
"We will respect the legal process," the non-active PT PLN boss told journalists last week.
In July 2018, KPK investigators arrested Golkar Party lawmaker Eni Maulani Saragih and Blackgold Natural Resources Limited boss Johannes Budi Sutrisno Kotjo in a sting operation in the capital city of Jakarta. A month later, KPK officials named former Golkar Party secretary general Idrus Marham as the third suspect in the alleged bribery case.
"KPK arrested EMS (House of Representatives legislator for 2014-2019) and JBK (private sector). The two are detained for 20 days starting today at East Jakarta Class I Detention Center KPK Branch. KPK has previously named EMS and JBK as suspects. After a 24-hour examination and case hearing, KPK concluded that EMS allegedly received kickback from JBK in relation to the PLTU Riau-1 development contract," KPK said in a press release in July 2018.
last month, Idrus was sentenced to three years in prison and a fine of Rp150 million. In March, Eni was sentenced to six years in prison and a fine of Rp200 million. In December, Johannes Kotjo was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison an a fine of Rp150 million.