An official of the Singapore-based energy trading firm accused of bribing the former head of SKKMigas is willing to implicate more companies, according to Indonesia’s ANTARA news service.
The chief of SKKMigas, Rudi Rubiandini, and his golf trainer Deviardi were arrested two weeks ago by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
Simon G Tanjaya, who heads the Indonesia unit of Kernel Oil, was also arrested. He allegedly delivered $700,000 in two payments to Rubiandini via Deviardi.
The KPK seized more than $300,000 in cash and gold from Rubiandini’s office and a safety deposit box.
Some reports said about $400,000 was also taken from his house.
‘Simon`s lawyer Junimart Girsang said his client is ready to name other companies involved the bribery case,’ ANTARA said.
SKKMigas sells excess oil and gas to private bidders. About 40 companies are reportedly on its bid list.
The lawyer Junimart said Monday that his client ‘wants me to ask KPK to be objective in handling the case. KPK should not continue to attack only Kernel Oil. Other companies should also be involved,’ ANTARA reported.
According to the lawyer, a director of Kernel Oil, Widodo Ratanachaithong, asked Simon to give $300,000 to Deviardi for Rubiandini’s benefit.
Simon also delivered a second bribe of $400,000, the lawyer said.
Three other top SKKMigas officials have been arrested in the case.