Budiarto Maliang detained
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has just detained Budiarto Maliang, former commissioner of PT Kimia Farma Trading and Distribution, a subsidiary of state-owned pharmaceutical company PT Kimia Farma (KAEF) Tbk. He is detained for an alleged corruption in a project to supply X-rays to eastern part of the country.
According to Detik.com, KPK suspected Budiarto of embezzling Rp2.46 billion or about US$260,000 from the Rp18.05 billion project. KPK considered a State loss of Rp9.4 billion in the project. Budiarto is detained at Cipinang penitentiary.
Last year, KPK detained former health minister Achmad Sujudi, former KAEF CEO Gunawan Pranoto, and RY (director of PT Rifa Jaya Mulia) on alleged corruption in a Rp190 billion project where the State is believed to have lost Rp91.5 billion.