Selasa , 18 July 2017, 21:41 WIB

Setnov become suspect, Observer: It is not related to Pansus

Rep: Dadang Kurnia, Fira Nursya'bani/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda
Republika/ Yasin Habibi
Chairman of the House of Representatives Setya Novanto
Chairman of the House of Representatives Setya Novanto

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - Criminal law analyst from Trisakti University Abdul Fickar Hadjar believed that KPK decision to name the Chairman of the House of Representatives Setya Novanto (Setnov) as suspect in alleged graft case of e-ID procurement project should not be related to Special Committee (Pansus) of Inquiry Right on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

He explained, Setnov has often been mentioned in the hearing, even before DPR issued the Inquiry Right.

"It is not true, because before the Special Committee was formed, KPK has conducted trials for e-ID graft case. And SN, some member of the House, and former minister were mentioned in the indictment," Fickar said to Republika.co.id on Tuesday.

Also read: Setnov has key role in setting e-ID card budget: KPK

Fickar stated, in e-ID graft case, SN involvement has been widely revealed in trials by both defendants and witnesses. Therefore, the naming of Setnov as suspect of this case, could not be referred to as KPK's resistance to the Special Committee of Inquiry Right.

On Monday, KPK has named Setnov as suspect in alleged graft case of e-ID procurement project after collecting two initial evidences.

"After examining information from two defendants, Irman and Sugiharto, in procurement of e-ID packages in 2011 and 2012 at the Ministry of Home Affairs, KPK found new evidences to name another suspect. KPK names SN, member of the House from 2009 to 2011, as suspect," said KPK Chairman Agus Raharjo at KPK Building, Kuningan, South Jakarta, Monday.

Setnov is facing a jail term of up to 20 years and a fine of up to Rp1 billion if found guilty.