Riau Islands Governor stays mum at KPK

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Nurdin Basirun. (photo: Antara)

IO, Jakarta – Accused Riau Islands Governor Nurdin Basirun has answered a summons to the KPK building, where he will undergo an interrogation related to the sting operation (OTT) of alleged bribery for a reclamation plan.

Nurdin arrived at 2:25 in the morning at the KPK building, Jalan Kuningan Persada, South Jakarta, Thursday (11/07).  He came wearing a blue shirt with a crest proclaiming ‘NB’ on the collar.

Nurdin kept his mouth shut when escorted into the building, along with five other detainees of the KPK, including the Head of Riau Islands (Kadis) and the Head of the Division (Kabid) of the Riau Islands, along with businesspeople from the private sector.  The five arrived first.

Their arrest is related to allegations of bribery transactions for location permits covering planned reclamation in Riau Islands Province.  KPK also seized SGD 6,000 in the operation.  (dsy)