Since it was established in 2002, the Commission for the Eradication of Corruption (KPK) has been trying its best efforts to combat corruption in Indonesia.
Due to this reason, I was very surprised when I read on Tempointeraktif that the Attorney General Office (AGO) has announced the Chief of KPK i.e. Antasari Azhar, a former AGO’s Director, has been declared by the Police as a Prime Suspect in the bloody killing of Nasruddin Zulkarnaen, Director of state owned company PT Putra Rajawali Banjaran, who was shot by 2 men riding a motorcycle on his way home from playing golf at a golf course in Tangerang, Banten.
The Deputy Attorney General Wisnu Subroto was quoted as saying that based on the Police’s request; the AGO has banned Antasari from traveling abroad, so as to facilitate the investigation.
However, Antasari denied that he has been involved in the murder, saying that Nasrudin has been reporting to KPK about corruption.
It was said that the possible cause of murder was that Antasari and Nasruddin were fighting over a Golf Caddy Girl who was married by the latter through Islamic Siri way. And last Wednesday the Police have arrested 9 persons who are connected to the murder.
Further, Viva News reported that the Jakarta Police has summons Antasari to come to its office on Monday, 4 May 2009 at 10 am. to be questioned as a Witness in the murder of Nasruddin, Crime based on Penal Code Art. 340 (Pre-meditated Murder) in conjunction with Art. 55(1); Alternatively Art. 338 (Murder).
In spite of the contradiction between the AGO’s statement and the Police summons as to the status of Antasari, I hope that this case would be investigated thoroughly so that in the end the truth shall be revealed and justice shall prevail.