Muhammad Nazaruddin of Permai Group is on trial for paying bribe to get the contract for the construction of the athletes’ village for last year’s Southeast Asian Games. The anti-graft agency known as the KPK arrested Rosalina for providing Rp 3 billion in bribes to Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry secretary Wafid Muharram in April last year. The same court earlier sentenced Rosalina and Wafid to 30 months and 3 years in prison, respectively.
Nazaruddin fled the country a day before he was due to receive a travel ban. After an international manhunt he was detained in Colombia by Interpol officers as he attempted to leave the country under a false passport.
In a new development, the prosecutors from the Corruption Eradication Commission have said that graft suspect Muhammad Nazaruddin prepared two boxes filled with cash for legislators in a bid to secure an additional construction project.
Anang Supriyatna, a prosecutor from the KPK, said the alleged payoff was for a separate project unrelated to the construction of the athletes’ village for last year’s Southeast Asian Games, for which Nazaruddin is on trial.
Former Permai Group deputy finance director Yulianis told the court that two members of the House Budget Committee Angelina Sondakh and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician I Wayan Koster had received Rp 2 billion and Rp 3 billion, respectively ($226,000 and $339,000) as bribe. Angelina and Koster have both been named as suspects in the case.