Jakarta: Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesperson Febri Diansyah has confirmed that the anti-graft agency is planning to question non-active PT PLN president director Sofyan Basir as a suspect in an alleged bribery case related to the construction of Riau-1 coal fired power plant on Friday.
"He would face questioning on Friday. It would begin at around 10.00 in the morning," the KPK official said here on Thursday.
"We have delivered the letter few days ago. We hope that our summons is answered," the former activist noted.
In early May, KPK named Sofyan as the latest suspect in the alleged bribery case. During a press conference, KPK accused Sofyan of accepting a bribe from mining company Blackgold Natural Resources Limited in connection with the project.
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 announced 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.
The 61-year old man has served as PT PLN president director since 2014. He earlier worked as PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) president director from 2005-2014.