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The KPK suspects that Sofyan Basir played a major role in selecting the consortium for the Riau-1 PLTU project, which has been marred by a bribery case. It is suspected that a number of meetings were held at the home of that PLN CEO in order to discuss the project. Former DPR Speaker Setya Novanto and Idrus Marham have also become entangled in the case.
Social Affairs Minister Idrus Marham invited some Golkar Party politicians to attend the birthday party of his youngest child, who was turning one, at his official residence in Widya Chandra, Jakarta, on Friday two weeks ago.
As a part of a 35,000 megawatt program, the Riau-1 Steam Power Plant is targeted to begin commercial operations in 2023. The regional government has not given its authorization yet.
Among Golkar Party politicians, Johanes Budisutrisno Kotjo is seen as being inseparable from Setya Novanto and Idrus Marham.
A bribery case involving the Riau-1 Steam Power Plant (PLTU) project has implicated Sofyan Basir, CEO of the State Electricity Company (PLN).