The first batch of suspects in the BAKTI case, the case of alleged corruption related to a project at the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, had faced trial since June 2023. A lot of interesting things emerged in the indictment when all eyes were on former Minister Johnny Plate, one of the witnesses even claimed that Johnny received Rp500 million every month from the BAKTI. In the development of investigation, the prosecutors went on arresting one of the witnesses who happened to be Johnny’s expert staff, on allegation of perjury. Then, towards the end of last week, the AGO named two new suspects, one of them supposedly tried to be a case broker and offered help to stop the investigation process, while the other supposedly had connection to the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK). With the announcement, the case had ensnared 14 suspects.

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