Basuki Hariman, Beef Importer: I Wanted To Win This Case
A major player in the beef importing business, Basuki Hariman has never been at a loss for words. Last week, after he was questioned for 15 hours, as well as on the following day when he was about to be questioned further by investigators, the boss of Impexindo Pratama company was ready to take questions from reporters. Excerpts:
Did you give any bribe money?
I spoke about money…
I swear to God, swear to God," said Setya Novanto when he was asked if it was true there was Rp150 billion for the Golkar Party's coffers from money embezzled out of the e-KTP (electronic ID cards) in 2011. Without denying or confirming it, he held up his index and middle fingers to form a 'victory' sign.
Setya Novanto demonstrated this oath to Tempo editors when he visited this magazine's office on Wednesday last week, a day before the prosecution read the criminal charges filed in the massive corruption case surrounding the e-KTP project at the Jakarta Corruption Court.