Golkar faction yet to decide stance regarding Novanto

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Golkar partys faction member Firman Subagyo said that the Golkar faction is yet to decide its stance regarding Setya Novantos case.

“We have the mechanism and the rule of law,” Subagyo said here on Tuesday.

He stated that the party had consolidated its member in the House of Representatives to respond to Novantos corruption scandal.

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Monday named Chairman of the House of Representatives (DPR) Novanto as a suspect in an e-ID card graft case.

“The KPK has found sufficient preliminary evidence to name another suspect. The KPK named SN, who was a DPR member for the 2009-2014 term, as a suspect for allegedly enriching himself, another person, or corporation by abusing power, facilities, or post, thus causing the state to suffer Rp2.3 trillion in losses from the procurement of (e-ID cards) worth Rp5.9 trillion,” KPK Chairman Agus Rahardjo stated at the KPK building here.

Novanto is charged with violating article 2 paragraph (1) of Law No.31/1999 as amended by Law No. 20/2001 on corruption eradication adj. article 55 paragraph (1) of the Penal Code.

He allegedly played a role in the graft case through a businessman, identified by his initials as AA alias AN.

Before naming Novanto as a suspect in the case, the KPK had twice questioned SN as a witness on Dec 13, 2016, and Jan 10, 2017, in the case against the former director general of demography and vital statistics of the Home Affairs Ministry and former director of the ministrys demographic information management.

Source: Antara News