MAKI urges SBY to advise Lukas Enembe to answer KPK summon

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Papua Governor’s lawyer claim his client gambles at casino to “seek entertainment”
Lukas Enembe (wearing white mask) while gambling. (Source: Detik)

Jakarta, IO – The corruption saga that ensnared Papua Governor Lukas Enembe continues to drag on. Lukas still refuses to answer summons from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators.

In response, Indonesian Anti-Corruption Society (MAKI) coordinator Boyamin Saiman encouraged the chairman of the Democratic Party’s Supreme Council, former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) to counsel Lukas to be questioned by the KPK as he is a cadre of the Democratic Party who currently serves as the chairman of the party’s Papua secretariat from 2022-2027.

“I appeal to Pak SBY to be willing to direct or advice Pak LE (Lukas Enembe) as the Papua governor as well as the Democratic Party’s division chief to respond to KPK summon,” said Boyamin, as reported by CNN Indonesia, Wednesday (28/9).

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Boyamin said Enembe should have just show up at KPK office, adding that the anti-graft agency will carry out investigations according to prevailing legal procedures. If it is true that Enembe is sick and needs treatment, the questioning will definitely be postponed.

Lukas has been named by the KPK as a suspect in a bribery case. Recently, KPK has also found indication of money laundering because Lukas is suspected of having disguised or gambled hundreds of billions of rupiah in a casino. (un)