– Former Minister of Communication and Information (Kominfo) Johnny G Plate (JGP) is willing to become a justice collaborator (JC) in the case of alleged corruption in the supply of base transceiver station (BTS) towers at the Telecommunications and Information Accessibility Agency (BAKTI) Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kemenkominfo) .

“In principle, Pak JGP is willing to become JC,” said JGP’s attorney, Achmad Cholidin, Monday 12 June 2023.

Achmad Cholidin said that every suspect would want JC’s position. Not only in this matter, but other matters. And JGP also has the right to submit a JC if during the investigation it really helps the Attorney General’s investigators in disclosing this case as openly as possible.

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“Anyone will not refuse (JC) because the reward is big. That’s why, if you say you want it, you definitely want it,” he said.

However, to become a JC in a corruption case there are several requirements that must be met. After that, the judge will judge whether he is eligible to become JC or not. “Let the judge decide whether to accept or reject,” said Achmad.

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JGP’s willingness to become JC is in accordance with the statement of the General Chairperson of the NasDem Party who wants the alleged BTS corruption case to be opened as wide as possible and reveal who the parties involved in this case are. “Let the case be clear. The JGP family agrees on this, because the family really wants transparency,” he added.

Apart from that, continued Achmad, JGP will also disclose which parties are most responsible for the alleged corruption case of Rp. 8.3 trillion. He said, in accordance with the Kominfo Decree, the construction of this BTS had been delegated and handed over to the BAKTI Public Service Agency (BLU).

Including, a proxy has been appointed who will use the budget, the Commitment Making Officer (PPK), and the recipient treasurer. Therefore, BLU BAKTI is preparing all the interests of implementing the provision of 45 BTS infrastructure and its supporting infrastructure, tender participants, determining the winner, appointing vendors, conducting technical studies to preparing the budget and the number of BTS to be built.

“Whether the land to be built has been acquired or there is no dispute over the land, what is the budget, how many BTS have been built, those who know. Those who know are the Director of BAKTI,” he explained.

Including the names circulating in the public? According to Achmad, regarding the names that were widely circulated in the public and social media, actually the main director of BAKTI knew the most, because at that time he was the power user of the budget. “Pak Anang (Anang Achmad Latif) knows better about this,” he said. ()

By Chavez

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