Ethics Trial of Setya Novanto, Freeport Leader Summoned as Key Witness

Achmad Zulfikar Fazli    •    Kamis, 03 Dec 2015 13:56 WIB
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Ethics Trial of Setya Novanto, Freeport Leader Summoned as Key Witness
Pt Freeport Indonesia President Director Maroef Sjamsoeddin (Photo: MI/Immanuel Antonius)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: House of Representatives Ethics Tribunal (MKD) will summon PT Freeport Indonesia Maroef Sjamsoeddin in ethics trial for House Speaker Setya Novanto's case. Maroef is key witness for the case.
 
MKD member from Hanura Faction Sarifuddin Sudding said Maroef was allegedly present in the meeting with Setya and businessman, M. Riza Chalid. Maroef was the one who recorded the conversation in the meeting.
 
"He heard and saw himself the event. He is important witness," said Sarifuddin in parliament complex, Jakarta, Thursday (12/3/2015).
 
Previously, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sudirman Said reported meeting between Setya, Riza and Maroed to MKD in 16 Novemeber. He submit evidence in the form of audio record of the conservation between the three person.
 
In the record, Novanto allegedly asked PT Freeport Indonesia's shares by falsely bringing President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla's name. The meeting was held amid contract extension negotiation between Freeport and Government.
 
Yesterday, MKD has heard testimony from Sudirman Said. Today, MKD summons Maroef and Riza. "We will ask about shares," said Sarifuddin.



(WAH)