Indonesian anti-corruption watchdog, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), on Saturday arrested Chairman of Regional Representatives Council (DPD), Irman Gusman, for allegedly receiving bribe.
Chairman of the commission, Agus Rahardjo, who disclosed this, said that Gusman was declared suspect for allegedly receiving 100 million rupiah (about 7,615.6 dollars) bribe.
Rahardjo added that the bribery was linked with a case regarding sugar import quota for West Sumatra, from the president of a firm.
“The bribe for Gusman is allegedly linked with sugar import quota given by state logistic agency in 2016.
“The watchdog also arrested and declared suspect president of the company, his wife and his younger brother for allegedly giving the bribe,’’ Rahardjo told a news conference in Jakarta.
He said that Gusman and three suspects were arrested by a team of the watchdog in an operation at about 00. 30 Jakarta time at Gusman’s house just after the bribery occurred there.
Responding on the arrest, President Joko Widodo reaffirmed a call for terminating corruption.
“Stop engaging in corruption, this call is for everybody,’’ he said after the watchdog’s announcement.
Indonesia has strived to fight against seismic corruption and scores of officials, from lawmakers to active central bank governor, had been sent to jail and undergone legal process on corruption charges.