One-star admiral implicated in corruption scandal

A one-star admiral in the Indonesian navy has been named a suspect by the military police on Friday for allegedly receiving bribes from a company which won the contract worth billions of rupiah to supply satellite surveillance systems to the Maritime Security Board (Bakamla), the Jakarta Post Online reported on Saturday.

Military police have found foreign money amounting to SGD 80,000 (US$55,393) and $15,000 in the house of Commodre Bambang Udoyono, Bakamla’s director of data and information who oversees the project.

Military police chief Maj-Gen Dodik Wijanarko said in a press conference at the Indonesian military headquarters in East Jakarta on Friday that they would summon Bambang for questioning as a suspect in the corruption.

The military launched a probe after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) submitted evidence of Bambang’s alleged malfeasance. Bambang has been accused of rigging the bid for the project worth an estimated Rp 220 billion ($16.4 million) in favour of PT Melati Technofo Indonesia.

Bambang’s alleged involvement emerged during KPK’s surveillance of Bakamla deputy chief Eko Susilo Hadi, a non-military official at Bakamla in charge of budget for the project.

Eko was arrested on December 14 for allegedly receiving Rp 2 billion from MTI.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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