PAN Demands Apology for Defamation against Amien Rais

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 , 09:00:00 WIB - Law

PAN politicians Drajad Wibowo (in the middle) Hanafi Rais (right) and KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah (left) are seen just before a press conference in Jakarta, Monday (5/6). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – Judges at the Anti-Corruption Court of Jakarta (16/6) has said in the court trial with ex-health minister Siti Fadilah Supari acting as the defendant that the money that flowed to Amien Rais is not relevant to Siti’s case. Now, the National Mandate Party (PAN) demands the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to show responsibility for damaging Amien’s image.

"KPK’s statement was an evil act of slander against a national reformation figure!" said Yandri Susanto, Central Executive Board Chairman, PAN.

Yandrialso claims the accusation has divided the public. "We demand KPK to act like a gentleman and apologize to the public through print media, electronic media and online media," he said.
KPK announced that Amin Raised received six flows of cash worth a cumulative total of Rp600 million (US$45,139.98), transferred by Yurida Adlani, secretary of the Soetrisno Bachir Foundation (SBF).

Meanwhile, KPK insists that it has moral burden to investigate the money Amin received. "Facts revealed in court are our moral burden to investigate," said Saut Situmorang, Vice Chairman, KPK, Friday (16/6).

"The judges did not deny the fact. They acknowledge that fact exists," said Ali Fikri, a KPK prosecutor, after Siti Fadilah Supari’s verdict trial, Friday (16/6).

Therefore, it is possible to investigate the money Amien received.

Meanwhile, Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) does not support the court’s statement. "The flow of money is relevant. It meets the Flow of Money theory," said Febri Hendri, public service monitoring coordinator, Saturday (17/6).

According to her, the money that Amien and Sutrisno Bachir received can be traced back to Siti Fadilah. (dtc)