The Bribe That Did Not Make It
The defendant in the bribery case related to a Muara Enim Public Works and People’s Housing Office project allegedly had put together a “get-to-know-you fund” totaling US$35,000 for Firli Bahuri. The court did not delve into the meeting between Muara Enim Regent (non-active) Ahmad Yani and Firli.
THE ten-minute meeting took place as dusk approached. Muara Enim Regent Ahmad Yani met with then Regional Police Chief of South Sumatera, Inspector General Firli Bahuri, at his official residence in the Pakri Housing Complex, Jalan Bambang Utoyo, Palembang, Saturday, August 31, 2019.
Yani came with two of his staff. This was their first meeting since Firli became South Sumatra Regional Police Chief two months before. Before leaving, Yani proffer...