Tjahjo Kumolo asks staff members to be cooperative in KPK investigation

BINTANGNEWS.com – Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has called on all of his staff members to be cooperative if the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) wants to question them in its investigation into an alleged graft case related to the electronic identity card (e-KTP) procurement project.
He said the alleged e-KTP graft case was revealed a long time ago. The case was followed up by the KPK during the leadership of Agus Rahardjo.
“We told our colleagues at the Home Affairs Ministry to be cooperative with the KPK by explaining everything they know about the case,” said Tjahjo in Jakarta on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com.
The KPK has named two suspects in the case: Home Affairs Ministry’s former director general for population and civil registration Irman and Sugiharto, a former managing director of population administrative information at the Directorate General of Population and Civil Registration (Dukcapil).
Several officials from the ministry were summoned by the KPK, either for questioning or to testify as witnesses.
“Many officials, from echelon I to echelon III levels, at the Dukcapil offices in several regencies and cities have been summoned,” said the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician.
Tjahjo did not deny that the KPK’s investigation into the alleged e-KTP graft case had affected the delivery of the ministry’s public services.
Although those officials were not involved in the case, Tjahjo said, they felt disturbed with the ongoing legal process. “Psychologically, they might feel uncomfortable,” he said.
Tjahjo claimed the ministry had made progress in providing e-KTPs for all residents across the country. “In two years, the number of e-KTPs processed has increased significantly. Of 257 million Indonesian people, we have completed biometric data collection for more than 178 million people,” he said. ***
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