Miranda Might be Detained After First Day of Questioning by KPK
Former Bank Indonesia deputy senior governor Miranda Swaray Goeltom arrived Friday morning to be questioned by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) over an alleged vote-buying scandal surrounding her central bank appointment.
“Give way,” Miranda said as journalists attempted to stop her for an interview outside the KPK’s Central Jakarta office.
A reporter asked if Miranda thought she would be detained after being questioned.
“We’ll see later, I don’t want to think of ‘what if’ now,” Miranda replied.
The anti-graft agency has a history of detaining graft suspects after their first round of questioning.
But KPK spokesman Johan Budi said Friday morning that he did not know if Miranda would be detained.
“MSG has been summoned as suspect,” Johan said. “I have not been informed about her detention.”
Dodi Abdul Kadir, Miranda’s lawyer, said that his client was healthy and ready to be questioned. He did not expect the KPK to detain Miranda.
“Our client has been cooperative enough,” Dodi said. “We believe the KPK will treat her fairly in this case.”
Nurbaeti told the Jakarta Anti-Corruption Court that Miranda asked to be introduced to lawmakers ahead of her Bank Indonesia appointment. Nunun was found guilty of funneling some Rp 20.8 billion in traveler’s checks to lawmakers in exchange for votes for Miranda.
Miranda has denied the accusations, explaining that while she did meet with several lawmakers, she only asked them to avoid personal inquiries during her “fit and proper” test. More than 30 current and former lawmakers have been convicted of receiving bribes in the vote-buying case.