REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) submitted the indictment and case file of defendant in Riau-1 coal-fired power plant (PLTU) construction project bribery case, businessman Johannes B Kotjo (JBK) to Central Jakarta District Court on Monday (Sept 24). Johannes is one of three suspects in the case.
“Next, we wait for the trial schedule at Jakarta Corruption Court for the first defendant in Riau-1 coal-fired power plant construction project bribery case,” KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said when confirmed on Tuesday (Sept 25).
Febri said, based on information from the investigators, Johannes has proposed Justice Collaborator (JC) status to KPK following his determination as suspect. The anti-graft institution would observe Johannes' statement during the trial to assess his seriousness to be a JC.
"Because the important requirement to be JC is recognizing actions, opening the role of other parties as clearly as possible and showing cooperative attitude during his trial,” Febri explained.
KPK has named three suspects in Riau-1 coal-fired power plant construction project bribery case. Beside Johannes, there are Golkar Party politicians, Idrus Marham and Eni Maulani Saragih.
Idrus and Eni are suspected to have received gifts from Johannes as shareholders of Singapore multinational company, Blackgold Natural Resources Ltd. 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.
Idrus 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.
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. Eni is suspected of violating 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, also Article 64 paragraph (1) Criminal Code (KUHP).
Meanwhile, Johannes as alleged bribe giver is suspected violated Article 5 paragraph 1 letter a or letter b or article 13 Law No. 31/1999 as amended by Law No. 20/2001 on Eradication Corruption, also Article 64 paragraph (1) Criminal Code (KUHP).