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KPK probes suspected graft in Telkom Group

Jakarta Post - May 22, 2024

Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) said on Tuesday that it is investigating alleged corruption in state-owned telecommunications company PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom Group) with a potential loss of billions of rupiah.

"The KPK is gathering evidence to uncover corruption in goods and services procurement in Telkom Group," KPK spokesperson Ali Fikri told reporters at the antigraft agency office in South Jakarta.

Ali said it was suspected that there were allegedly fake transactions in the procurement process, but declined to reveal more details, including the suspects that have been named in the case, since the investigation is still ongoing.

He only said that the potential state losses might amount to "hundreds of billions of rupiah."

The KPK investigators have conducted searches in several locations but also refused to reveal their findings.

Telkom Group is the parent company of dozens of subsidiaries in the telecommunication and digital sectors. It has been brought to the Business Competition Supervisory Agency (KPPU) several times for allegations that it has monopolized cellular and digital services in the country, but none of the cases were proven.

Source: https://www.thejakartapost.com/indonesia/2024/05/22/kpk-probes-suspected-graft-in-telkom-group.htm