Thursday, 24 July 2008

KPK grills PDI-P politician over graft

Friday, July 25, 2008 Jakarta Post

KPK grills PDI-P politician over graft

Thu, 07/24/2008

JAKARTA: Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators on Wednesday questioned Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle lawmaker Ganjar Pranowo in a bribery case over a forest conversion in Bintan regency, Riau Islands.

Ganjar was questioned after a suspect in the case, Bintan administration secretary Azirwan, earlier this week named Ganjar as one of the lawmakers who had made contact with United Development Party legislator Al Amin Nur Nasution, another suspect in the scandal.

Both Ganjar and Al Amin were members of the House of Representatives' Commission IV, which oversees forestry, fisheries and agriculture, when the alleged bribery took place.

Al Amin is accused of accepting more than Rp 3 billion (US$327,000) from Azirwan and distributing some of the money to several Commission IV members. --JP