BTS 4G Corruption, Ex-Menkominfo Demanded 15 Years in Prison Tech – 3 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Johnny Plate, former Minister of Communication and Information, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in the corruption case in the procurement of 4G BTS. The prosecutor said Johnny was proven guilty of committing acts of corruption and enriching himself or others.

Corruption in the procurement of 4G BTS is said to have cost the state IDR 8 trillion. Johnny is said to have violated Article 2 paragraph 1 in conjunction with Article 18 of the Corruption Eradication Law (UU Tipikor) in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code.

“Demand that the panel of judges at the Corruption Crime Court at the Central Jakarta District Court who examined and tried the case, decide, declare that the defendant Johnny G Plate is legally and convincingly proven guilty of committing a criminal act of corruption together,” said the prosecutor in the trial. at the Jakarta Corruption Court, quoted from Detik.com, Wednesday (25/10/2023).


The prosecutor explained that Johnny agreed to change the number of sites for 4G BTS. From initially 5,052 village sites to 7,904 village sites without a feasibility study.

This approval also did not go through a review of the Ministry of Communication and Information’s Strategic Business Plan (RBS) and Bakti documents as well as the Budget Business Plan (RBA) which is part of the Ministry of Communication and Information’s Work Plan and Budget (RKA-K/L).

Apart from that, Johnny also agreed to an umbrella contract for the BTS project and supporting infrastructure packages 1 to 5. He is said to have ordered Anang Latief, former main director of Bakti, to provide the power system project including batteries and solar in providing BTS to the Director of PT Basis Utama Prima Muhammad Yusrizki Noble.

According to the prosecutor, Johnny received a report that the project was delayed by up to minus 40% and was referred to as a critical contract. However, the project will continue by agreeing to Anang’s proposal to pay 100% for the work with a bank guarantee and extend the work until March 31 2022.

Even though reports say the project will not be completed on March 18 2022, Johnny still asked not to terminate the contract. Apart from the prison sentence, the prosecutor also demanded that Johnny pay a fine of IDR 1 billion, subsidiary to 12 months in prison and compensation of IDR 17.8 billion.

Johnny is said to have enriched himself or other people or corporations. Here are the details:

1. Defendant Johnny G Plate amounting to Rp. 17,848,308,000 (Rp. 17.8 billion)
2. Former Director of BAKTI Kominfo Anang Achmad Latif amounting to IDR 5 billion
3. Expert staff at HUDEV UI Yohan Suryanto amounting to IDR 453,608,400
4. Commissioner of PT Solitech Media Energy Irwan Hermawan amounting to IDR 119 billion
5. Director of PT Multimedia Berdikari Sejahtera Windi Purnama amounting to IDR 500 million
6. Director of PT Basis Utama Prima M Yusrizki Muliawan amounting to IDR 50 billion and USD 2,500,000
7. PT Telkominfra PT Multi Trans Data (PT MTD) FiberHome Consortium for Packages 1 and 2 amounting to IDR 2,940,870,824,490 (IDR 2.9 trillion)
8. Lintasarta Huawei SEI Consortium for package 3 amounting to IDR 1,584,914,620,955 (IDR 1.5 trillion)
9. IBS and ZTE Consortium Packages 4 and 5 amounting to IDR 3,504,518,715,600 (IDR 3.5 trillion)

Anang Latif Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

In the same trial, the prosecutor demanded that Anang be sentenced to 18 years in prison. He was said to have been proven guilty of committing acts of corruption together.

Apart from corruption, Anang is believed to have committed the crime of money laundering (TPPU) allegedly from the proceeds of corruption. IDR 5 billion was bought for a big motorbike, car and even a house.

“It does not match the profile of Anang Achmad Latif, who has an income of IDR 150 million per month,” said the prosecutor.

The prosecutor also demanded that Anang be fined IDR 1 billion, subsidiary to 12 months in prison and pay compensation of IDR 5 billion.

Anang is believed to have violated Article 2 paragraph 1 in conjunction with Article 18 of the Corruption Eradication Law (UU Tipikor) in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code and Article 3 of Law Number 8 of 2010 concerning the Prevention and Eradication of Money Laundering.

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