“We’re looking into the witness’ [Mekeng] role in approving the budget for the project,” Febri told reporters at his office in Jakarta.

Walking out of KPK headquarters, Mekeng said he was questioned about his duties and responsibilities as chairman of the House budget committee.

“I explained the laws and regulations governing my position. Other than that, there was nothing special about today’s questioning,” he told reporters.

Mekeng was also questioned about the involvement of his fellow Golkar party politician Markus Nari who has been named a suspect in the case — which caused the state to lose Rp 2.3 trillion.

Mekeng said he had never got in touch with Markus when his committee was discussing the project.

He remained tight-lipped when asked about allegations that he received $1.4 million in kickbacks from people involved in the graft case.

Courtesy of Jakarta Globe