Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) detained Riau Islands Governor Nurdin Basirun along with three named bribery suspects over a permit for reclamation projects in coastal areas, and small islands of Riau Islands.
In addition, the anti-graft commission named Basirun a suspect in the recipient of gratuities related to his position.
"(Basirun has been) detained for the first 20 days," KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah confirmed in Jakarta on Friday.
Basirun is detained at the KPK prison located behind its Red and White main buidling, while Head of the Riau Islands Province's Marine and Fisheries Affairs Office Edy Sofyan was held in detention at the Jakarta Military Police's Guntur Detention Center
Furthermore, Head of Fisheries Division of the Provincial Marine and Fisheries Affairs Office Budi Hartono has been held at the East Jakarta Metro Police Detention Center, while a businessman Abu Bakar is kept in detention at the KPK's East Jakarta Detention Center. Basirun allegedly received bribes of 11 thousand Singapore dollars and Rp45 million related to permits for reclamation projects in the coastal areas, and small islands of Riau Islands Province for the 2018-2019 period.
Basirun received money from Bakar both directly and through Sofyan on several occasions.
On May 30, 2019, Basirun had received 5,000 Singapore dollars and Rp45 million. Thereafter, on May 31, 2019, a principle permit of reclamation was issued for Bakar for an area spanning 10.2 hectares.
On July 10, 2019, Bakar had handed over an additional 6,000 Singapore dollars, through Budi Hartono, to Basirun.
In connection with gratuities, the KPK team retrieved money amounting to 43,942 Singapore dollars in total, US$5,303, five Euros, 407 Malaysian ringgit, 500 Riyals, and Rp132,610,000 from a bag found at Basirun's house.
As a party suspected of receiving bribe and gratuity, Basirun is suspected of violating Article 12, letter a or letter b or Article 11 and Article 12 B of Law Number 31 of 1999 as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 on the Eradication of Corruption in juncto Article 55 paragraph (1) 1st Criminal Code.
Furthermore, as a party suspected of receiving bribe, Sofyan and Hartono had allegedly violated Article 12, letter a or letter b or Article 11, Law Number 31 of 1999 as amended by Act Number 20 of 2001 concerning Eradication of Corruption Crimes in conjunction with Article 55, paragraph (1) 1st of the Criminal Code.
As a party suspected of giving the bribe Bakar was alleged to have violated Article 5, paragraph (1), letter a or letter b or Article 13 of Law Number 31 of 1999 as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning Eradication of Criminal Acts of Corruption in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph (1) 1st of the Criminal Code.
Source: Antara News