Jakarta: The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) questioned ex-finance minister Agus Martowardojo on Friday over investigation into cases of corruption in procuring electronic identity card (e-ID) application package.
Martowardojo, earlier Bank Indonesia governor, was cross-examined as witness for suspect Markus Nari (MN), a member of the Indonesian House of Representatives and Golkar Party lawmaker.
"Later after the questioning," he told reporters on arrival at the KPK building here on Friday.
The commission had earlier issued summons to Martowardojo on Tuesday (May 7) that he had failed to meet at the time.
"Information has yet to be received over his absence," KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah noted at the KPK building, Jakarta, Tuesday (May 7).
MN has been named a suspect in two cases linked to e-ID.
Firstly, MN was alleged to have deliberately acted in a way so as to prevent, obstruct, or thwart directly or indirectly the hearings during a court session in the corruption case linked to the procurement of the National Identity Card (e-ID) for the 2011-2012 period at the Ministry of Internal Affairs with the defendant Irman and Sugiharto at the Corruption Court at the Central Jakarta District Court.
Moreover, MN has been accused of conducting himself to purposefully prevent, hinder, or thwart directly or indirectly the investigation of alleged corruption involving Miryam S. Haryani in the case and indicated of furnishing incorrect information at the Corruption Court during the trial of the case.
Hence, MN is suspected of having violated Article 21 of Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning Amendments to Law Number 31 of 1999 on Eradication of Corruption Crimes.
Secondly, the KPK also named MN a graft suspect in the procurement of National Identity Card (e-ID) for the 2011-2013 period at the Ministry of Home Affairs.
MN has allegedly violated Article 2, paragraph (1), or Article 3 of Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning Amendment to Law Number 31 of 1999 on Eradication of Criminal Acts of Corruption juncto Article 55, paragraph (1) of the first Criminal Code. (Antara)