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.