Friday, August 7, 2009

Antasari's Testimony

Since the Police arrested Antazari Azhar for alleged murder of director of state own company Nazarudin Zulkarnaen, his position as Chairman of Commission for Eradication of Corruption (KPK) was suspended, and KPK's power as the most powerful Anti Corruption fighter in Indonesia began to fade away.

became weaker after Antasari gave the Police a Testimony alleging KPK's other leaders of receiving bribes from PT. Masaro Radiokom which was investigated by KPK for corruption cases at the Department of Forestry and bribe of a member of Parliament (DPR).
In last night's interview with MetroTV, Antasari's lawyer Denny Kailimang said that the Testimony was written based on a recorded conversation between Antasari and the owner of PT. Masaro Radiokom Anggoro Wijaya in Singapore on October 2008.
After Antasari returned to Jakarta, his secretary downloaded the recording into Antasari's laptop, which was confiscated by the Police during a raid to the KPK office recently.

In reaction to the Testimony, KPK's Vice Chief Bibit Santoso doubted its content and said that the testimony defamed KPK.
While Vice Chairman of Transparency International Indonesia Soraya Aiman said that Antasari's meeting with Anggoro violated KPK Law No. 30/2002 which forbid its leaders from interacting directly with anyone suspected by KPK. Soraya further said that what has been quoted in the Testimony cannot be regarded a Witness Statement in Court because according to the Penal Code Art. 185 (1) a Witness Statement should be made in Court.

For details on the above, please click here , here,here, and here.

Considering the above mentioned facts, I hope that the Police investigation of the Nasrudin Murder case would finalized soon, so that the Prosecutor can bring it to the court for trial, that way the truth about Antasari's involvement can be revealed.

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