The witness describes the award of honors for the singer Cita Citata

I listened to that an artist is coming, there is a Cita Citata

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Kukuh Ary Wibowo as the technological staff for communications for previous Minister of Social Affairs Juliari Batubara admitted that there was an honorarium for the singer Cita Citata all through an amusement function on the sidelines of a conference of the leadership of the Ministry of Social Affairs, in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara.

“I heard there ended up artists who arrived, there was Cita Citata,” stated Kukuh, all through a demo at the Jakarta Corruption Court docket (Tipikor), Wednesday.

Kukuh was a witness for the accused previous Minister of Social Affairs Juliari Batubara who was billed with accepting bribes of Rp. 32.482 billion from 109 providers giving social assistance for COVID-19.

In the indictment it is stated that the payment to “celebration organizer” for the honorarium for artist Cita Citata at the RI Ministry of Social Affairs supper and accumulating, at Ayana Komodo Resort Labuan Bajo on November 27, 2020, amounting to Rp150 million.

“I you should not know who brought it, but if it is given (honor) for absolutely sure,” explained Kukuh.

Having said that, Kukuh admitted that he did not recall how considerably honorarium was presented to Cita Citata.

“If you really don’t recall, it indicates you have remembered, so will not play with logic. If you will not know, you do not know, if you will not recall, it means that at the rear of it you have remembered, that’s the logic. If you engage in logic like that, I can far too. How considerably,” he asked chairman of the panel of judges Muhammad Damis.

“In all probability about Rp. 3 million,” replied Kukuh.

“I don’t be expecting you to guess. You are pushing by yourself way too significantly, how significantly do you know,” asked the judge once again.

“I never know,” replied Kukuh.

“Then amusement things to do are not from the doing the job meeting,” requested the choose.

“No, leisure activities, noble singing,” replied Kukuh.

The bribe was supplied through Matheus Joko Santoso as the Determination Building Officer (PPK) for the procurement of the COVID-19 simple foods assistance at the Directorate of Social Defense for Social Catastrophe Victims of the Ministry of Social Affairs for the April-October 2020 period, and Adi Wahyono as the Head of the Normal Bureau of the Ministry of Social Affairs as effectively as the PPK for the procurement of the COVID-19 primary foods assistance for the period of time. Oct-December 2020.

As considerably as Rp32,482 billion, Rp14.7 billion, in accordance to the KPK prosecutor, experienced been received by Juliari from Matheus Joko and Adi Wahyono by way of the intermediary of persons near to Juliari, particularly the technical team of the Minister of Social Affairs Kukuh Ary Wibowo, Juliari’s aide named Eko Budi Santoso, and the individual secretary of Juliari Selvy Nurbaity.

Matheus Joko and Adi Wahyono also use the “cost” for Juliari’s operational routines as Minister of Social Affairs and other operational pursuits at the Ministry of Social Affairs, this kind of as buying mobile telephones, swab examination expenses, payment for foodstuff and drink, order of Brompton bicycles, payment of honorarium for artist Cita Citata, payment for sacrificial animals. to personal plane rentals.
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Reporter: Desca Lidya Natalia
Editor: Budisantoso Budiman