Indonesian CEC Examined Law and Human Rights Minister Related to the ID Electronic scandal, Photo: Privacy
Indonesia' Corruption Eradication Commission (CEC)  again examined the Law and Human Rights Minister, Yasonna Hamonangan Laoly related to national electronic identity card (e-ID) case - Photo: Privacy

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia’ Corruption Eradication Commission (CEC)  again examined the law and human rights minister, Yasonna Hamonangan Laoly related to national electronic identity card (e-ID) case. The minister gives a statement as a witness for the suspects Markus Nari, the commission spokesman Febri Diansyah told media in Jakarta on Tuesday (06/25).

When the e-ID project rolled out, Laoly was a member of parliament from the Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan party, known as PDIP. Together with Laoly, the CEC also examined former politician Demokrat party Taufiq Effendi and PDIP politician Arif Wibowo. They are inspected to complete the filed case document of Golkar Party Markus Nari who have been named as suspects.

Previously, president Joko Widodo minister’ name was mentioned in the indictment of two former officials of the home affairs ministry, namely Irman and Sugiharto. Laoly is said to be a party suspected of being enriched in the project which cost up to Rp2.3 trillion. However, until now, Laoly is still a witness.

Nari was determined by the CEC as a suspect for allegedly accepting a bribe of e-ID projects of Rp4 billion. Meanwhile, in the indictment prepared by the CEC prosecutor, Nari’s name was referred to as the recipient of Rp5 billion in cash in mid-March 2012.

The CEC assigned eight suspects in the e-ID scandals projects. The eight suspects included Nari, Irman as director of home affairs ministry and his subordinate Sugiharto, Andi Agustinus as the private party, Anang Sugiana Sudihardjo as former managing director of PT Quadra Solutions.

Furthermore, Setya Novanto as former chair of parliament, Irvanto Hendra Pambudi as the former director of PT Murakabi Sejahtera, and Made Oka Masagung as a private party close to Novanto.

Besides Laoly, the commission also said, there were three more witnesses who were summoned in connection with the e-ID case. They are former finance minister Agus Martowardojo and former minister of administrative and bureaucratic reform Taufiq Effendi and former members of parliament from the PDIP party Arif Wibowo.

Another Widodo’ minister who deals with the CEC is energy and mineral resources minister Ignasius Jonan. Jonan examined to provide information on suspects Sofyan Basir – former chief on state-owned power producer PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and Samin Tan. Basir and Tan were snared in two different cases. However, both cases began with the arrest of former parliament member Eni Maulani Saragih and businessman Johannes Kotjo who was involved in bribery of the Riau steam power plant.

Furthermore, the religion minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, was also summoned by CEC investigators as a witness in the case of alleged bribery of buying and selling positions at the Ministry of Religion which ensnared former Chairman of the Persatuan Pembangunan party Romahurmuziy.

At the beginning of this year, the CEC also examined the home affairs minister Tjahjo Kumolo, to be a witness in the bribery of the Meikarta project. Kumolo was questioned after Bekasi’s Non-Active Regent Neneng Hasanah Yasin said that he was asked by Kumolo to help the Meikarta project. Neneng became a suspect after being arrested CEC received funding for the management of the Meikarta residential and office complex permits.

Written by Willy Matrona, Email: theinsiderstories@gmail.com