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N Sumatra governor named suspect in corruption case

21st April 2010 | 644 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named North Sumatra Governor Syamsul Arifin a suspect in corruption which had allegdely affected the budget of Langkat district, North Sumatra, between 2000 and 2007, a KPK spokesman said.

"The status of this case has been raised from the examination to the investigation level with SA, former Langkat district head, as the suspect," KPK Spokesman Johan Budi said here on Tuesday.

Johan explained the KPK had already gathered enough evidence to name SA a suspect in the case.

SA was named a suspect in his capacity as the former Langkat district head.
He said the corrupt act affecting Langkat distirct`s budget was believed to have been committed in the 2000-2007 period, and to have caused a loss of Rp31 billion to the state.

Johan declined to give more details such as the modus operandi in the corruption case.

He only said that the former Langkat district head was charged on the basis of Article 2, section 1, and/or Article 3 and/or Article 8 of Law No. 31 / 1999 as amended by Law No. 20 2001 on the Elimination of Corruption.(*)