Tag Archives: Indonesia

E-KTP Graft Key Witness Dies in US

By | August 12, 2017

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesperson Febri Diansyah announced the death of Johannes Marliem, who was a key witness to the controversial electronic ID card or e-KTP graft case. “It is true, Johannes Marliem is reportedly dead, but we have yet received further information regarding his death considering that it happened in the United States,” said Febri at… Read More »

Indonesia – Anti-graft body to grill six witnesses in e-ID card graft case

By | August 7, 2017

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is set to question six witnesses in its investigation into an e-ID card graft case. “The six will be questioned as witnesses in the case against Setya Novanto (SN),” KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said here on Monday. The six are Kurniawan Prasetyta Atmaja, chief of national identity number and… Read More »

All eyes on Indonesia’s identity card scam

By | August 2, 2017

        Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) leader Prabowo Subianto, who has his eye on another bid for the presidency in 2019, knows a losing cause when he sees one – even if many of Indonesia’s tone-death political parties don’t. Heeding widespread public condemnation, Prabowo’s opposition party has pulled out of Parliament’s critical inquiry into the… Read More »

Indonesia’s graft agency probes missing S$205.5 million in identity card project

By | July 20, 2017

What could be Indonesia’s largest graft probe revolves around the embezzlement of more than 2 trillion rupiah (S$205.5 million), or nearly half of the 5.9 trillion rupiah Parliament approved to pay for the national e-KTP project. KTP stands for kartu tanda penduduk, or identity card in Bahasa Indonesia. The biometric cards were supposed to be issued to Indonesians… Read More »

Indonesian politician denies corruption allegations after being identified by watchdog

By | July 18, 2017

The speaker of Indonesia’s parliament, once hailed by US President Donald Trump as one of Indonesia’s most powerful men, has denied any wrongdoing after being named a suspect in a corruption scandal in which officials allegedly pocketed more than US$170 million of government money. Setya Novanto told a televised news conference on Tuesday he would respect the legal… Read More »

Indonesia – KPK Names Setya Novanto as Suspect in ID Card Graft Case

By | July 17, 2017

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto has been officially named as a suspect in the electronic ID card (e-KTP) graft case.  Setya’s suspect naming was announced by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chairman Agus Rahardjo during a press conference at KPK headquarters on Monday, July 17. “KPK officially names SN as a suspect for abusing his authority and… Read More »

Indonesia – KPK names Setya Novanto suspect in e-ID graft

By | July 17, 2017

  The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) Setya Novanto a suspect in the electronic identity card (e-ID) graft case, which reportedly caused Rp 2.3 trillion in state losses. KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo broke the news in a press briefing held at the anti-graft body’s headquarters in South Jakarta on Monday… Read More »

Indonesia – The e-KTP Case and Indonesia’s Struggle to Fight Corruption

By | July 7, 2017

Jakarta, GIVnews.com – Thursday (6/7) saw two special events concerning the ongoing high-profile corruption case which allegedly implicate a number of lawmakers including those with well-placed positions. The first event was a group of several members of the House of Representatives (DPR) visiting the Sukamiskin prison in West Java where notorious corruptors are held. The second occurrence was a… Read More »

Indonesia – KPK Signals Naming New Suspect in e-ID Project Corruption Case

By | July 6, 2017

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Agus Rahardjo, Chairperson of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), has indicated that there will be a new suspect named in the investigation of corruption on the procurement of national electronic identification (e-ID) card project. “Yes,” Agus said after inaugurating three KPK advisors at the KPK building in Jakarta on Thursday (7/6). However, he can not confirm… Read More »

Indonesia – E-KTP Corruption Case State Losses Expected To Rise

By | July 3, 2017

The on-going e-KTP corruption case has seen state losses reach Rp 2.3 trillion (US$172 million) in June, but officials predict that number is likely to increase as investigations continue. The e-KTP program, which sees identification cards replaced with e-cards that are harder to counterfeit, has been widely panned with a slow roll-out across the countries and several officials… Read More »

Indonesia’s Parliament Allegedly Embezzles Over $170M From Planned National ID Program

By | April 10, 2017

Indonesia’s notoriously corrupt parliament is embroiled in scandal after two officials were arrested for their part in skimming more than $170M from the country’s digital ID card program. In an indictment handed down last month, the country’s Corruption Eradication Commission accused two senior home ministry officials of facilitating payouts benefiting more than 37 lawmakers and high-ranking government officers,… Read More »

‘Marathon’ Probe Of Politicians In Enormous E-ktp Corruption Scandal Puts Indonesia’s War On Graft To The Test

By | April 7, 2017

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Kanupriya Kapoor A corruption investigation into dozens of politicians is a cause for concern in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy, but no other country has taken such a tough stance against graft over the past decade, Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said. The anti-graft agency, known by its Indonesian initials KPK, has put… Read More »

Indonesia – E-KTP: One Identification Card, Big-Time Corruption

By | March 27, 2017

Back in October, Fikrul Hanif, a history professor at a teacher’s college in Padang, West Sumatra, trudged to his local district office to renew his resident ID. He was expecting to get the revamped electronic version – one that promised to be harder to duplicate, easier to update and with fewer run-ins with crooked government workers. Instead he… Read More »

Indonesia – Striking Question, Justice: Did e-ID Project Belong to Golkar?

By | March 23, 2017

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Hearing of alleged corruption case in the procurement project of electronic-based national identity card or e-ID card held at the Corruption Court in Central Jakarta, Wednesday (03/22/2017) yesterday went smoothly and gave attractive colors. This is after a striking question by the judge to the witness from the House of Representatives (DPR) about the e-ID… Read More »

Indonesia: Second e-ID Card Hearing Probes Budgeting Aspects

By | March 16, 2017

The second hearing in a graft trial on e-ID card procurement on Thursday heard witness testimonies. “In the second hearing, we will dig into the budgeting aspects [of the e-ID card project]. Home Ministry witnesses presented by Corruption Eradication Commission [KPK] prosecutors are ready to testify,” KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said prior to the hearing.   Agus Martowardojo,… Read More »

Indonesia – Ministry Officials to Testify in e-ID Card Case

By | March 16, 2017

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Wednesday that Home Ministry officials would be present as witnesses in the second hearing into the e-ID card case. The hearing is scheduled to be held on Thursday at the Jakarta Corruption Court. “[On Thursday] we will delve into the budgeting aspects [of the e-ID case]. There will be witnesses from… Read More »

Indonesia – E-KTP Graft Case: KPK Suspects Big Markups

By | March 14, 2017

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) suspects the electronic identity card or e-KTP procurement was plagued with a big markup. Auditors from the Finance and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP) have been invited to KPK to verify the numbers. “The markup of the items is the modus operandi,” says the KPK spokesperson, Febri Diansyah. KPK suspects that… Read More »

Indonesia: The E-KTP Mess

By | March 9, 2017

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo must act quickly to overcome the mounting problems related to the electronic ID card (e-KTP) project. Allowing the chaotic state of affairs to continue will only add to the losses incurred by the state, some Rp5.9 trillion from the cost of the project. Public service on demographic matters, which should be a priority,… Read More »

Indonesia: The e-KTP Project and SBY Annual Revision

By | March 8, 2017

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The e-KTP (electronic identification card) project was a project initiated during President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono government. Back then, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, also known as SBY, appointed Gamawan Fauzi as the Interior Affairs Minister. The purpose of the e-KTP project was to provide a single identity system to prevent the use of false identity in criminal… Read More »

Indonesia – E-KTP Case Goes to Trial

By | March 5, 2017

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is set to reveal details behind alleged irregularities in the first court hearing in the electronic identity card (e-KTP) graft case on March 9 at the Jakarta Corruption Court. “We will deliver the facts that indicate irregularities in the e-KTP case, starting from budgeting procedure up to the alleged flow of funds to… Read More »