Indonesian anti-corruption watchdog joins hand with FBI to uncover graft scandal

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-05 18:45:50|Editor: Song Lifang
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JAKARTA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Corruption eradication commission in Indonesia (KPK) has cooperated with the U.S. federal bureau of investigation (FBI) to gather and seek evidence in a mega corruption case which involves Indonesian high profile politicians, official of the watchdog disclosed here on Thursday.

The electronic identity card (e-ID) graft case occurring from 2011 to 2012 has led to financial loss of 2.3 trillion rupiah (about 172.6 million U.S. dollars) of the state.

"We have set up cooperation with the FBI in relation with gathering and seeking evidence in the United States," spokesman of the KPK Febri Diansyah said.

A recent court session in the United States has unveiled evidence linked with the case, said Febri.

"There are evidences indicating flowing of funds to officials in Indonesia which are being also processed in a court in the United States," he revealed.

The spokesman said that the KPK will keep coordinating with the FBI to follow up the evidence.

The Indonesian government has struggled to combat seismic graft which has been one of the bottlenecks in improving investment climate.