Prosecutor’s office names Alex Noerdin suspect in Sriwijaya mosque case
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The South Sumatran prosecutor’s office has named Alex Noerdin as a suspect in the corruption case related to the construction of the Sriwijaya Grand Mosque in Palembang. Viktor Antonius Saragih, assistant to the special criminal division, said Alex Noerdin was named as a suspect today, September 22.
Alex is accused of having violated Articles 2 and 3 of Law No. 31/1999.
Besides Alex, the former commissioner of the Municipal Mining and Energy Company (PDPDE) of South Sumatra, Muddai Madang, was also cited as a suspect.
“However, for the official explanation, please go through the head of the Legal Information Center,” Viktor said on Wednesday.
In the case of the transplant of the Great Mosque of Sriwijaya, Alex Noerdin is suspected of having received 2.34 billion rupees in cash.
The prosecutor’s office had previously named four other suspects in the case. They are the chairman of the Syarifudin auction committee; Eddy Hermanto, Director of the Sumatran Public Works Agency Cipta Karya; and those responsible for the operational cooperation of the project between PT Brantas Abipraya and PT Yodya Karya, Dwi Kridayanti and Yudi Arminto.
Last week, the attorney general’s office also named Alex Noerdin a suspect in a corruption case in PPDE South Sumatra linked to a gas purchase deal.
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