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Sutan is also a senior ...
Sutan is also a senior Democratic Party politician.
May 14, 2014 : KPK names Sutan Bhatoegana, chairman of the House of Representatives Commission VII, which oversees energy and mineral resources, as a suspect for allegedly receiving bribes from SKKMigas officials and several oil and gas companies.
The court rejected pretrial pleas filed ...
The court rejected pretrial pleas filed by Democratic Party cofounder Sutan Bhatoegana, former religious affairs minister Suryadharma Ali as well as former director of state oil and gas operator Pertamina, Suroso Atmo Martoyo.
Three other plaintiffs, former Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) chairman Hadi Poernomo, former Makassar mayor Ilham Arief Sirajuddin, and Siti Tarwiyah, who is reportedly a relative of suspended Bangkalan regent Fuad Amin, withdrew their pretrial petitions after seeing the court rejecting Sutan, Suryadharma and Suroso's petitions.
At this , the President laughed ...
At this , the President laughed . SBY laughter had subsided when a reporter asked about the status of the Democratic Party politician Sutan Bhatoegana is named as a suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission . He simply replied that any normative legal process should be respected .
Court indicts Sutan ...
Court indicts Sutan for
receiving SKKMigas bribe
The first trial hearing of former Democratic Party cofounder Sutan Bhatoegana on Thursday revealed how the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry under former minister Jero Wacik extorted the Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKKMigas) to bribe lawmakers of the House of Representatives' Commission VII overseeing energy.
Corruption Eradication Commission
(KPK) prosecutors at the Jakarta Corruption Court indicted Sutan
for receiving billions of rupiah in bribes related to his
then position as House Commission VII
chairman, an offense that carries a maximum sentence of life in prison as indicated in Article 12 of Law No. 20/2001 on corruption.
Prosecutor Dody Sukmono claimed Sutan had received US$140,000 from the then ministry secretary-general Waryono Karno.
The money was given to Sutan
in May 2013.
The indictment reveals that Sutan
actively asked for money from Waryono and that they met in a hotel in Jakarta to discuss the scheme and the deliberation of the ministry's budget, during which Sutan
convinced Waryono he
would guide the budget deliberation at the House.
Additionally, KPK prosecutors charged Sutan
for receiving $200,000 in holiday bonuses for House Commission VII
members ahead of the 2013 Idul Fitri celebration.
Sutan was supposed to serve as House lawmaker until October 2014, but he was forced to resign from the post in June after being named a graft suspect by the KPK.
Responding to his
did not understand where "all the allegations were coming from".
"I am innocent.
This is like a movie in which I was forced to become the main actor but in fact I am not the director.
Let's see how the trial will go to reveal the real director behind it.
I hope that the panel of judges will clearly see my role in this case," Sutan
said during the hearing.
lets Sutan off the ...
lets Sutan off the hook
The party's ethics council said that it had no plans to summon on question the three politicians; senior lawmaker and one of the party's founders Sutan Bhatoegana
, lawmaker Tri Yulianto and deputy chairman Jhonny Allen Marbun
Suaidi said the allegations leveled against Sutan
, Tri and Jhonny were a legal matter as rather than an ethics issue, and was therefore outside the council's purview.
The three lawmakers were Sutan
, Tri and Jhonny.
In the Tuesday hearing, it was revealed that Sutan
, who also chaired the House of Representatives Commission VII overseeing energy, natural mineral resources, research and technology and the environment had allegedly asked for Rp.
In the trial, Gerhard also testified that Sutan
- given his position as head of the House Commission VII
- had instructed Rudi to favor his company, PT Timas Suplindo, in the tender for an offshore construction project held by SKKMigas
Earlier last year, Sutan
called for the disbandment of the House ethics council for naming him as one of the laziest lawmakers.
also denied that he
often allowed other PD lawmakers to sign the list of attendance on his
was recorded as skipping 75 percent of House sessions.