e-KTP Corruption: KPK Eyes PNRI Consortium

Thursday, 27 July 2017 , 09:00:00 WIB - Law

President Joko Widodo (right) is seen directing his ministers, in a cabinet meeting at the State Palace, Jakarta, Monday (24/7). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has underscored that they intend to indict businesses who benefited from the electronic resident identity card (e-KTP) project. KPK Vice Chairman, Laode M Syarif, said KPK will drag corporations who played a dominant role and obtained a lot of money from the corruption.

"In every case, prosecutors may target individuals or corporations first. In the e-KTP project, we are targeting the individuals first. If we find that a corporation played an important role and obtained a lot of money from the e-KTP corruption, there is the chance that we will target the company," Syarif said, Jakarta, Friday (21/7).

KPK has even formed a special team to investigate the role of some corporations in the corruption. "KPK has formed a special team to investigate [corruption] cases involving corporations," he said.

In the e-KTP corruption, a number of corporations were allegedly involved, including companies involved in the PNRI Consortium. They are Perum PNRI (Percetakan Negara RI state printing company), PT LEN Industri, PT Quadra Solution, PT Sucofindo, PT Sandipala Artha Putra. There was also the Astragraphia Consortium that constituted PT Astra Graphia IT, PT Sumber Cakung, PT Trisakti Mustika Graphika and PT Kwarsa Hexagonal, and the Murakabi Sejahtera Consortium with {T Murakabi, PT Sisindocom, PT Aria Multi Graphia and PT Stacopa as the members.

From several consortiums, the PNRI Consortium seemed to have played a dominant role. Irman and Sugiharto, suspects who have recently been ruled guilty by the court, had testified that the consortium won the bid to print blank card sheets to produce 172,015,400 resident identity cards the resident identity cards and received Rp4,917,780,473,606 (Rp4.9 trillion) from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

"From 21 October 2010 to 30 December 2013, the PNRI Consortium received payment of Rp4,917,780,473,606, including tax," said judge Anshori Saifuddin when reading the verdict for Irman and Sugiharto, at the Anti-Corruption Court of Jakarta, Thursday (20/7). (dtc)