KPK to consolidate steps for investigation of Nur Alam case

Head of the Law Bureau of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Setiadi said the Law Bureau will consolidate steps for investigation of Nur Alam corruption case after the South Jakarta district court rejected pretrial plea of the Southeast Sulawesi governor.

“We will wait for one to two weeks for the court decision. After that the investigation would be launched simultaneously,” Setiadi said.

He said he did not know if Nur Alam would be put in custody soon.

“It is up to the investigators, but the sooner the better for legal certainty,” he said.

The South Jakarta district court with a sole Judge I Wayan Karya had rejected all pretrial proposal of Nur Alam.

The judge said the decision of KPK naming Southeast Sulawesi Governor Nur Alam as a suspect was in line with the regulation.

“The decision is valid with two initial proofs to name Nur Alam a suspect,” the judge said.

Nur Alam was named a suspect by KPK in August, 2016 on charge of law offense and abuse of power by issuing mining license for PT Anugerah Harisma Barakah as a nickel mining contractor in the regency of Buton and Bombana in Southeast Sulawesi.

If found guilty Nur Alam is facing a maximum jail term of 20 years and a fine of up to Rp1 billion.

Based on a report of the result of investigation by Financial Transaction Analysis and Reporting Center (PPATK) 2013, Nur Alam is suspected of receiving a transfer of money from Richcorp International to his bank account in Hong Kong and in three insurance policies of AXA Mandiri, all worth US$4.5 million or around Rp50 billion.

Richcorp, through PT Realluck International Ltd (which is 50 percent owned by Richcop, is the buyer of nickel mine from PT Billy Indonesia.

Source: Antara News