Indonesia – KPK probes Setya’s wife in e-ID graft case

By | November 20, 2017

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators are set to question Deisti Astriani Tagor, the wife of House of Representatives Speaker and graft suspect Setya Novanto on Monday, as a witness in the e-ID graft case.

Deisti will be questioned as she was the former commissioner of trading company PT Mondialindo Graha Perdana, that, according to evidence obtained by the KPK, owns the biggest stake in security printing company PT Murakabi Sejahtera, one of the companies participating in the e-ID tender process.

Deisti arrived at the KPK office at around 10 a.m. accompanied by several guards and, as of 12 p.m., was still at the KPK office.

The Monday’s summons was the second after the witness failed to appear following the first summons on Nov. 10, citing illness.

The questioning took place after the KPK detained Setya following a statement by a team of doctors’ that declared Setya as fit to undergo questioning. Setya was treated at a hospital after a traffic accident on Thursday night.

KPK investigators will question Deisti as a witness regarding suspect Anang Sugiana Sudihardjo, the president director of PT Quadra Solution, which was part of the consortium that won the tender for the procurement of the e-ID system.

Anang is alleged to have bribed lawmakers via businessman Andi Agustinus, also known as Andi Narogong, another defendant in the case.

Source: The Jakarta Post