Back in October 2018, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) conducted a Sting Operation in West Java and arrested several individuals, including the then Regent of Cirebon Sunjaya Purwadisastra. Sunjaya, who is a PDI-P politician and a retired military officer, was named suspected of bribery and of abuse of authority. All defendants had been convicted, but the investigation will not be over soon. Right before Sunjaya’s trial was over, several months ago, we learned that Sunjaya accepts bribery in exchange for his help on the continuation of the expansion of coal-fired power plants (PLTU), unit 2, in Cirebon. At around the same time, the Korea Times reported that Hyundai Engineering & Construction also has admitted bribing Sunjaya. What began as a small investigation on allegation of abuse of authority had turned into a call for an international investigation. About the development of the investigation, on October 4, 2019, the KPK named Sunjaya as a suspect in the case of money laundering.

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