Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) researcher Emerson Juntho said the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) should follow up on the testimony of the defendant of e-ID card corruption case Setya “Setnov” Novanto about political figures who received illicit money from the project.
“The KPK must dare to follow up on Novanto’s testimony, about the existence of political figures who received the funds,” Emerson said.
Emerson said this in a discussion on Setnov’s Whistleblowing in Cikini, Central Jakarta, Saturday (3/24/2018).
Previously, Setya Novanto said about the former Chairman of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) faction in the House of Representatives, Puan Maharani, and former Vice Chairman of the House of Representatives from the PDIP faction, Pramono Anung, who have received USD500 thousand.
He also did not believe with PDIP denial that the party is unlikely to receive corrupted money from e-ID card project because when the project was underway it was being the government’s opposition.
“It’s impossible for him to eat it alone. It must be shared otherwise, it would be noisy. Corruption does not distinguish if it is opposition or not. All parties can accept, because otherwise it will be noisy,” he emphasized.
Emerson also urged the KPK to follow up on Novanto’s claim especially that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has given “green light” to examine Puan Maharani and Pramono Anung, as well as the parties involved.
“Just like the SOP, it is definitely disproved [by the recipients]. But the KPK should not swallow the denial. Jokowi is right. If there is sufficient evidence, just explore it. KPK, do not be afraid and do not hesitate to reveal this,” Emerson said.