REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) officially detained Golkar Party politician and former social affairs minister Idrus Marham. He has been named as suspect in Riau-1 coal-fired power plant (PLTU) construction project bribery case on August 24.
“He will be detained at KPK detention center branch K-4,” said KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah on Friday (August 31).
KPK has examined Idrus for the first time as suspect on August 31. After four hours being questioned by investigators, he said was ready to follow all legal process against him.
“I will explain to all Indonesian people that I will respect the processes carried out by KPK and I want to focus, I will commit to follow the legal steps,” said Idrus on Friday (August 31).
Idrus along with suspect EMS (Eni Maulani Saragih) allegedly to have received bribe from businessman JBK (Johanes Budi Kotjo).
Idrus allegedly knew and has taken part related to money that received by Eni when he served as acting Golkar Party general chairman in November to December 2017 and as social affairs minister. He also suspected played a role in encouraging the signing of Purchase Power Agreement (PPM) to buy and sell Riau-1 coal-fired power plant construction project.
In addition, Idrus allegedly have received a promise to get the same money as Eni, which was 1,5 million US dollar. Eny allegedly received Rp6.25 billion from Johanes in stages. In the first stage, Eni received Rp4 billion at around November-December 2017. Meanwhile, in March-June 2018, she got Rp2.25 billion.
Part of Rp 2 billion money received by Eni from coorporation contract agreement for Riau-1 coal-fired power plant (PLTU) construction project was allegedly used for the Golkar Extraordinary National Conference (Munaslub) in mid-December 2017. Eni was the acting treasurer of the Munaslub, which confirmed the Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto as general chairman of Golkar to replace Setya Novanto.
Idrus allegedly violated Article 12 letter a or Article 12 letter b or Article 11 Law No. 31/1999 as amended by Law No. 20/2001 on Eradication Corruption.