JAKARTA, NNC - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) summoned three witnesses in the investigation of criminal acts of bribery related to the procurement of aircraft and aircraft engines from Airbus S.A.S. and Rolls-Royce P.L.C. at PT Garuda Indonesia.
"Today an examination of three witnesses is scheduled for suspect Emirsyah Satar," said KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah when confirmed in Jakarta on Tuesday (2/13/2018).
Three witnesses being called are among others Technical Director of PT Garuda Indonesia of 2007-2012, who is currently Director of Production of PT Citilink Indonesia Hadinoto Soedigno, an employee of PT Garuda Indonesia Victor Agung Prabowo, and retired employee of PT Garuda Indonesia Capt. Agus Wahjudo.
The KPK is currently gathering hard evidence in the case.
"This evidence can come from within the country, can come from abroad. We have made intense communication with the UK and Singapore because the legal process there is also running, so we exchange information. But the formal process of mutual legal assistance or MLA is still running until now," said Febri.
KPK has established former President Director of PT Garuda Indonesia of 2005-2014 Emirsyah Satar and President Commissioner of PT Mugi Rekso Abadi (MRA) Soetikno Soedarjo as suspects related to the bribery case.
Emirsyah Satar in this case allegedly received a bribe of EUR1.2 million and USD180,000 or worth a total of IDR20 billion and in the form of goods worth USD2 million spread across Singapore and Indonesia from a British leading manufacturing company, Rolls Royce in the purchase of 50 machines Airbus SAS aircraft in the period of 2005-2014 at PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk.
The bribe was made through an intermediary of Soetikno Soedarjo as beneficial owner of Singapore-based Connaught International Pte. Ltd.