Erwida Maulia & Novianti Setuningsih
The Corruption Eradication Commission said on Wednesday that one of the two Malaysians who allegedly helped graft fugitive Neneng Sri Wahyuni while she was on the run is closely linked to a Malaysian kingdom.
The commission, KPK, arrested two men believed to be Malaysian citizens in Jakarta on Wednesday, along with its arrest of Neneng.
KPK spokesman Johan Budi said that while Neneng was arrested at her home in Pejaten, South Jakarta, the two men — Hasan bin Kushi and Razmi bin Muhamad Yusof — were arrested at the Hotel Oasis Amir in Senen, Central Jakarta. The trio is said to have flown from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta, stopping briefly in Batam, Riau Islands.
KPK deputy chief Bambang Widjojanto told a press conference on Wednesday evening that the two men played “important roles” in helping Neneng while she was on the run.
He added that one of them is linked to a Malaysian kingdom, although he refused to name him, nor the kingdom.
“He is quite an important person; an adviser of one of the Malaysian kingdoms,” Bambang said.
The two Malaysian men are currently undergoing questioning at the KPK headquarters in Kuningan, South Jakarta.
Neneng was named a suspect in August of last year for her alleged roles in a graft-ridden solar energy procurement project of the Manpower and Transmigration Ministry, with her position as the finance director of Anugerah Nusantara, the company that won the project. But she had already fled the country in May 2011, along with her notorious graft convict husband Muhammad Nazaruddin, the owner of Anugerah Nusantara’s holding company.
Nazaruddin, a former Democratic Party treasurer, was also on the run for months before he was arrested in Cartagena, Colombia, in August last year. He was sentenced to four years and 10 months in prison in April for his roles in a corruption case surrounding the construction of an athletes’ village in Palembang for the 2011 Southeast Asian Games.
JG, Suara Pembaruan