Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – The appointment of Minister of Social Affairs Juliari P. Batubara as a suspect in the alleged corruption case in the procurement of the Covid-19 social assistance package has increased the leadership of PDI Perjuangan cadres arrested by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
During a press conference on Sunday (2012-06-12), KPK chairman Firli Bahuri said that corruption began when the Ministry of Social Affairs distributed Covid-19 social assistance in the form of food packages worth 5.5 trillion rp. According to him, there were 272 social insurance contracts spread over two periods.
Juliari, he said, then chose MJS and AW as PPK in the implementation of this project by directly appointing partners. Allegedly agreed and established charge of each work package that must be deposited with partners and partners to the Ministry of Social Affairs through MJS.
“To charge Each package of social assistance was agreed by MJS and AW for 10,000 IDR per basic food package. From a value of Rp. 300,000 per package for social assistance, Firli explained.
KPK also named five suspects as recipients of JPB, MJS, AW and as suppliers of AIM and HS.
In addition to Juliari, a number of PDIP cadres were arrested a while ago and arrested by the KPK. Among others, the mayor of Cimahi, Ajay Muhammad Priatna, and the regent of Banggai Laut, central Sulawesi, Wenny Bukamo.
The Mayor of Cimahi, Ajay Muhammad Priatna, was arrested on November 28, 2020 in connection with a corruption case in the development leave for Cimahi Mother’s Love Hospital.
Meanwhile, Banggai Laut Regent Wenny Bukami was arrested by KPK on December 4, 2020. He was appointed as a suspect in the bribery case for procurement of goods and services in Banggai Laut Regency Government for the financial year 2020.
In total, KPK appointed six suspects in the bribery case. The Anti-Corruption Commission also secured a total of approximately IDR 2 billion related to Wenny’s OTT.
As for Juliari’s arrest, the PDI-P party expressed its support for the KPK to eradicate corruption through the Hand Catching Operation (OTT) activity.
“The party respects the entire ongoing legal process. Law is a way of civilizing to uphold justice and truth. Everyone must cooperate with the efforts of the KPK,” said DPP PDI Secretary-General Hasto Kristiyanto in an official statement on Sunday (2012-06). -12).
For several OTT incidents that affected his cadres, including Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara, Hasto stressed that PDI Perjuangan continually reminds its cadres to always maintain integrity and not abuse power, let alone commit corruption.
“We always insist that power is for the people. The party bans all forms of abuse of power, including corruption,” he said.
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