REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, MIRANDA - The public prosecutor from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has accused Miranda S Goeltom of bribing lawmakers with traveler`s checks worth 24 billion IDR in exchange to vote her as Bank Indonesia’s senior deputy governor in 2004. The checks were given traveler`s checks to Hamka Yandhu, Dudhie Makmun Murod, Endin Soefihara, and Udju Djuhaeri, the public prosecutor said at the Special Court for Corruption on Tuesday.
Miranda said she objected to the accusation. This is the first time for her to stand trial at the court for allegedly her involvement in 2004 vote-buying case. If found guilty Miranda could be sentenced to five years in jail and fined at maximum of 250 million IDR.
The professor of the school of economics at University of Indonesia (UI) said she did not know the accusation read out by the public prosecutor earlier.
Earlier, the KPK said it had found two pieces of evidence enough to name Miranda as a suspect in the case which has sent businesswoman Nunun Nurbaeti, the wife of former National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen (ret) Adang Daradjatun, to two-and-a-half years in prison for bribing dozens of lawmakers to vote for Miranda. Twenty-eight lawmakers have been convicted for accepting bribes in Miranda`s election. Most of the convicted lawmakers have finished serving their prison terms.