Named in 2 cases, Emirsyah arrested by KPK

Emirsyah Satar arrested by KPK in a bribery case involving the purchase of aircraft engines from Rolls-Royce and money laundering. (photo: Prive. Doc)

IO, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has detained Emirsyah Satar as a suspect in a bribery case involving the purchase of aircraft engines from Rolls-Royce and money laundering.  The former of Garuda Indonesia Managing Director has initially been arrested for 20 days.

“The first 20 days of detention is carried out,” Head of KPK News and Publication Yuyuk Andriati told reporters on Wednesday (07/08).

Emirsyah left the KPK building, Jl Kuningan Persada, South Jakarta, at around 17:30 WIB.  Emirsyah was seen wearing a prisoner vest with his hands handcuffed.  “Ask Mr. Luhut (Emirsyah’s lawyer),” Emirsyah said when asked by reporters.

Emirsyah is being held at the C1 KPK Detention Center.  Previously, the KPK arrested another suspect, namely former Managing Director of PT Mugi Rekso Abadi (MRA),  Soetikno.  Soetikno is  detained at the Guntur KPK Detention Center.

The KPK has named three suspects in bribery-related events, related to the purchase of aircraft engines from Rolls-Royce: namely, Emirsyah Satar, Soetikno, as well as the former Director of Engineering and Fleet Management of PT Garuda Indonesia Hadinoto Soedigno.

The KPK suspects Soetikno gave bribes in the form of money worth 1.2 million Euros and USD180 thousand and goods worth of USD2 million, spreading around Singapore and Indonesia, while Hadinoto is suspected of receiving USD2.3 million and 477 thousand Euros related to aircraft manufacturer contracts.

In the investigation, the KPK discovered the fact that bribes given by Soetikno to Emirsyah and Hadinoto Soedigno (HDS) were not only from Rolls-Royce companies, but also from other manufacturers who got projects from Garuda.

For the aircraft rejuvenation program, Emirsyah entered into several purchase contracts with 4 aircraft manufacturers in 2008-2013. This contract includes:

 – Contract to purchase Trent 700 series aircraft engines and engine maintenance with the Rolls-Royce Company

 – Contracts for the purchase of Airbus A330 and Airbus A320 aircraft with the Airbus S.A.S Company

 – Contract purchase of ATR 72-600 aircraft with the Avions de Transport Regional (ATR) Company

 – Contract to purchase Bombardier CRJ 1000 aircraft with the Bombardier Aerospace Commercial Aircraft Company

In the latest news, the KPK also ensnared Emirsyah and Soetikno as suspects of money laundering. Emirsyah and Soetikno allegedly violated Article 3 or Article 4 of Law Number 8 of 2010 concerning Prevention and Eradication of Money Laundering Crimes in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code 1. (dsy)