Alex Noerdin Becomes Suspect in Palembang Mosque Corruption Case

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —

The Prosecutor’s Office appointed the former Governor of South Sumatra, Alex Noerdin as a suspect in a suspected criminal case corruption construction of the Sriwijaya Grand Mosque, Palembang.

This corruption case is related to the construction of a mosque which is projected to be the largest in the Asian region. The place of worship will stand on an area of ​​20 hectares (ha).

“Yes, it’s true (Alex Noerdin is a suspect), today the determination is made,” said South Sumatra’s Aspidsus Kajati, Victor Antonius Saragih Sidabutar when confirmed CNNIndonesia.com, Wednesday (22/9).

He explained that Alex was still being held at the AGO Detention Center for the alleged corruption case in the purchase of natural gas by the BUMD of the South Sumatra Regional Mining and Energy Company (PDPDE) for the 2010-2019 period.

Viktor has not been able to explain in detail the chronology of Alex’s involvement in the mosque corruption case. He explained that the Attorney General’s Office would release the case in full.

“The articles of suspicion are articles 2 and 3 of Law No. 31 of 1999. For an official explanation, please go through the Kapuspenkum,” he explained.

For information, this corruption case is related to the construction of a mosque which is projected to be the largest in the Asian region. The reason is, the place of worship will stand on an area of ​​20 hectares (ha).

The South Sumatra Provincial Government has spent Rp130 ​​billion for the initial construction of the mosque, which uses the regional budget (APBD).

There are four people who have been tried as defendants. Then, two other suspects are still under investigation, namely the former South Sumatra Regional Secretary Alex Noerdin, Mukti Sulaiman and former Head of the People’s Welfare Bureau (Kesra) of the South Sumatra Regional Secretariat Ahmad Nasuhi.

In the indictment read by the Prosecutor on Tuesday (27/7), it was stated that Alex received a cash flow of Rp. 2.4 billion.

(mjo / bmw)

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