Central Jakatrta State Court clerk Eddy Nasution bribery trial. (Edy Susanto/Gres.news)
JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS - The anti-graft commission (KPK) states that the bribe from Eddy Sindoro that was given to manipulate a civil case in Central Jakarta State Court was from Lippo Group. KPK came up with the statement after they revealed a fact from the trial of bribery between Central Jakarta State Court clerk Eddy Nasution and PT Artha Pratama Anugerah employee Doddy Aryanto Supeno.
KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said the source of bribe money was revealed in the trial. Therefore, they will keep investigating the connection between the case and PT Lippo Group, and planned to question more witnesses, including Lippo Group officials and employees.
Previously, KPK has questioned numerous witnesses for suspect Eddy Sindoro, former President Commissioner of PT Lippo Group. The witnesses were Harlijanto Salim, Rudy Nanggulangi, Hery Sugiarto, and M. Tasirun.
Harlijanto is the founder of Titian Kasih Foundation. Rudy Nanggulangi is the President Director of PT Metropolitan Tirta Perdana (MTP). The company is known as one of PT Kymco Lippo Motor Indonesia shareholders. Meanwhile, Heri Sugiharto is the Director of PT MTP.
In Edy Nasution’s trial, Rudy declined that PT MTP is a part of Lippo Group. However, his testimony got questioned by KPK prosecutors as the former company office was located in Berita Satu Building, Jalan Gatot Subroto, and moved to Matahari Tower, Karawaci, Tangerang since 2001. Both of the locations belong to PT Lippo Group.
Besides that, PT MTP once partnered with Kwang Yang Motor Company, Kymco’s company in Taiwan. Both of the companies established a new company, PT Kymco Lippo Motor Indonesia.
Rudy admits that PT Multi Prima Sejahtera (MPS) was named PT Lippo Enterprise. Despite this, according to Rudy, PT MTP is not connected with Lippo according to the law. PT MTP is known as the subsidiary of PT MPS.
Rudy was quite confused when prosecutors questioned Rudy about the connection between Lippo and PT MTP as Lippo’s name was used in the partnership. "It was just similar names, we don’t have any Lippo shares," Rudy said at that time.
KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said that Harlijanto Salim didn’t appear at the trial. Febri claimed he hasn’t received any information about the absence of Harlijanto, founder of Titian Kasih Foundation. Both PT MTP and Titian Kasih Foundation claim they’re not connected to Lippo Group. However, their activities show they had much interaction with PT Lippo Group.
Gres.news has looked into PT Bank National Nobu Tbk financial statement in 2015, in page 27, it shows that the majority shares of the Bank are owned by Mochtar Riady, and he’s partnered with Titian Kaish Foundation. They partnered to provide free health check, and assist education facilities in Kupang, Ambon, and Papua.
Meanwhile, page 72 shows that Bank Nobu also donated Rp15 million to Titian Kasih Foundation charity in Tanjung Kait Kampong, Tanjung Anom Village, Mauk District, Tangerang Regency, Banten on August 2, 2015.
According to Febry, KPK will also question numerous witnesses from other companies that are still connected to Lippo Group. "Based on the information gathered in the trial, we found that the source of bribe money is the companies in the group (Lippo) so we summon numerous people from the company to be questioned for suspect ESI (Eddy Sindoro)," Febri said in his office, Thursday (29/12).
Febri said that the witnesses will be questioned to strengthen the information revealed in the trial. Febri also states there would be new suspects named in the case, including officials of the Supreme Court or private sectors.
Responding to KPK statement. Head of Lippo Group Corporate Communication, Danang Kemayan Jati, claimed he can’t give any comment about the issue as Eddy Sindoro is no longer an employee of PT Lippo Group, and he’s been retired long ago.
"Mr. Eddy Sindoro has been retired long ago. How can I give any confirmation if he retired since six years ago," Danang said to gres.news, Friday (30/12).