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Gamawan said National Audit Agency has audited the project three times and didn't find any mark up.Tunggul Kumoro 17 March 2017 10:00
The electronic identity card (e-KTP) graft trial was held yesterday at the Jakarta Corruption Court and scheduled to present witnesses from the Ministry of Home Affairs (Kemendagri) brought by prosecutor from Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
One of the witnesses, former Minister of Home Affairs Gamawan Fauzi gave his testimony to public prosecutor where he denied receiving USD 4.5 million and Rp 50 million from the e-KTP procurement budget.
"I never accepted even one rupiah. I swear to God, if I betray this country for accepting one rupiah, I ask all people of Indonesia to condemn me, I'm willing to be cursed by God," said Gamawan.
Panel Chairman John Halasan also asked whether Gamawan had ever received 'anything' regarding to the e-KTP project — referring to the Rp 50 million that Gamawan allegedly received according to Police Investigation Report (BAP).
"They said I accepted Rp 50 million for the projects in five districts. I need to make it clear Your Majesty, because many have asked me [about this money]. The money was my fee as speaker, in five provinces," said Gamawan.
He said that the fee was given in accordance to the regulation where a speaker can charge Rp 5 million per hour.
"I spoke for two hours in each province," said Gamawan.
He also added that he didn't know about the budget mark-up as the National Audit Agency (BPK) has audited the project three times during his time as minister and didn’t find anything.