The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has prevented five people from traveling abroad in connection with the alleged corruption case in the procurement of Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) at the Indonesian Ministry of Health (Kemenkes).
Spokesperson for Enforcement and Institutions at the Corruption Eradication Committee, Ali Fikri, said that his party had sent a letter of request to prevent it from being sent to the Directorate General (Ditjen) of Immigration, Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemenkumham). “The parties in question are 2 ASN (state civil servants) and 3 private parties,” said Ali in a written statement to journalists, Friday (10/11/2023).
According to Ali, this prevention is valid for the next 6 months. This coercive effort can be extended according to the interests of the investigator. Ali hopes that the parties who are prevented will cooperate in fulfilling the investigators’ summons when their information is needed.
“To speed up the process of filing cases,” said Ali. Based on information Kompas.com received from the Corruption Eradication Commission, those prevented were Budi Sylvana, who in 2020-2021 served as Head of the Ministry of Health’s Crisis Center. Budy is also recorded as having been a Commitment Making Officer (PPK) who was sued civilly by PT Permana Putra Mandiri in June 2023.
The defendant is suspected of breaking his promise or defaulting on the purchase of PPE. Apart from Budi, the KPK also prevented two private parties named Satrio Wibowo and Ahmad Taufik and an advocate named A Isdar Yusuf. Then, the KPK also prevented a civil servant named Hermansyah.
Alex admitted that his party had also named a suspect in the alleged corruption case in the procurement of Covid-19 PPE.