Jakarta: PT Garuda Indonesia business development strategy and risk management director Achirina Soetjipto will be summoned by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators as a witness in a bribery case involving former PT Garuda Indonesia president director Emirsyah Satar.
"She will be summoned as a witness for suspect ESA," KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said here on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
The anti-corruption watchdog will also probe four other witnesses namely PT ISS CEO Elisa Lumbantoruan, former Garuda Indonesia commercial director Agus Priyanto, former Garuda Indonesia VP Aircraft Maintenance Management Batara Silaban and former Garuda Indonesia operation director Ari Sapari.
"Their testimonies are required to support our investigation," the KPK spokesman added.
KPK previously named former Garuda Indonesia boss Emirsyah Satar, PT Mugi Rekso Abadi (MRA) founder and Connaught International PTE LTD beneficial owner Soetikno Soedrajat and former Garuda Indonesia technical director Hadinoto Soedigno as suspects in the bribery case.
Soetikno allegedly gave Emirsya and Hadinoto good and money placed in Singapore and Indonesia.
The two Garuda Indonesia officials signed purchasing contract worth billions of dollars within 2008-2013 with four airplane producers. The contracts were for the purchase of Trent Series 700 machine and total care program from Rolls Royce; the purchase of Airbus A333 and Airbus A320 airplanes from Airbus S.A.S; the purchase of ATR 72-600 airplane from Avions de Transport Regional (ATR); and the purchase of Bombardier CRJ 1000 from Bombardier Aerospace Commercial Aircraft.
Soetikno allegedly received commission from the three companies, as well as from Hollingsworth Management International Ltd (HMI), Bombardier sales representative in Hong Kong. The commissions were paid following his success in assisting the contract signing between Garuda Indonesia and the four producers.
Soetikno and Emirsyah were revently also accused of violating ESA and SS allegedly violated Article 3 or Article 4 of Law No. 8/2010 on Money Laundering Prevention and Eradication juncto Article 55 (1)-1 of the Criminal Code.