KPK Investigates Allegations of Corruption in Fictitious Projects in Telkom Group

Jakarta, Hilton News

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said it was investigating a case of alleged corruption in the procurement of goods and services at PT Telkom Group. The anti-corruption agency is collecting evidence.

“Currently, the KPK is collecting evidence to reveal allegations of corruption in the procurement of goods and services at PT Telkom Group,” said KPK Chief News Officer Ali Fikri at his office, Jakarta, Tuesday (21/5).

Ali said the procurement of goods and services at Telkom Group was indicated to be fictitious. According to him, the project costs the state budget hundreds of billions of rupiah.

“This procurement is indicated to be fictitious where there is an unlawful expenditure of state money with temporary calculations reaching hundreds of billions of rupiah,” he said.

Ali said that his party would announce in full the parties determined as suspects, the construction of the case and what articles were suspected when the Investigation Team assessed that the evidence had been sufficient.

“Gradually, we will provide information on the course of the investigation process of this case to the public,” he said.

Furthermore, Ali revealed that the investigation team had conducted searches in several locations related to cases of alleged corruption in the procurement of bars and services of PT Telkom. However, Ali has not received information regarding the location and results of the search.

“When we get the information, we inform our friends where the search is and what the results are. But we confirm that several places have been searched for PT Telkom related to the second (case),” he said.

Previously, the KPK was also investigating a case of alleged corruption in the procurement of goods and services at PT Sigma Cipta Caraka, a subsidiary of Telkom. There are already suspects in that case.

This case relates to fictitious cooperation in the work on the project. The suspects also dragged the realtor to launch the action. State losses in this case are estimated at hundreds of billions of rupiah.

This case relates to state financial losses of up to hundreds of billions of rupiah. The count from the Financial and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP) has been bagged.

PT Telkom through Vice President of Corporate Communication Andri Herawan Sasoko expressed respect and support for the ongoing law enforcement process at the KPK. He said the investigation was a follow-up to management’s findings from the results of internal audits that had been carried out by the company.

“Telkom management is committed to upholding transparency and being cooperative in the ongoing legal process as an implementation of Good Corporate Governance (GCG) and a form of SOE clean-up program,” said Andri.

“The legal process that has been running to date has not interfered with business operations and company performance,” he added.


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