WALHI West Java region sent a letter to the KPK leadership to continue investigating the gratification case in the construction of the Cirebon 2 PLTU, which is Jokowi’s 35,000 MW national electricity megaproject. Since the new leadership of the KPK, Firli Bahuri there has been no progress in this corruption case. In Fact, several names have been determined as suspects and revealed in court still free and enjoy public office.

The KPK has determined the status of a suspect in Sunjaya Purwadisastra in the development of a money-laundering crime (TPPU). Sunjaya is suspected of receiving IDR 6.04 billion in the case of gratuity for the Cirebon 2 PLTU construction project. As witnessed by two people in the TPPU trial, the funds were given by Hyundai E&C through General Manager Herry Jung and PT CEPR by President Director Heru Dewanto and Director of Corporate Affairs Teguh Haryono.

Energy and Urban Campaigner of WALHI Nasional, Dwi Sawung said, “The determination of the suspects against several people in the Hyundai bribery case has not yet advanced to any stage. If this case does not go to trial immediately, the more likely the perpetrators will lose evidence. In fact, several important actors were seen together with several state officials and several actors were still in public positions. ”

Hyundai E&C (HDEC) is a contracting company from South Korea that is working on the physical construction of the Cirebon 2 coal-fired power plant (1×1000 MW). Meanwhile, PT CEPR is the company that will operate the PLTU. But so far, the KPK has only named Herry Jung as a suspect in the bribery of Sunjaya. The KPK issued a ban on traveling abroad to Herry Jung, Heru Dewanto, and Teguh Haryono for 6 months starting from November 2019.

Member of the Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) Political Corruption Division, Egi Primayogha, said, “The KPK must continue to investigate for other names suspected of accepting bribes. Allegations of the crime of money laundering must also be seriously proven so that the flow of funds and other parties involved can be identified. ”

Advocacy and Campaign Manager of WALHI West Java region, Wahyudin Iwank, said that the community had already felt the health impacts of the Cirebon 1 PLTU operation. Likewise, the operation of the plant had damaged fishing areas and farm laborers had lost cultivated land. With the construction of the Cirebon 2 PLTU project, the potential health impacts and livelihoods of residents will worsen.

“This PLTU is dirty in terms of operational impacts because of the ash and dust of coal-burning damage the economy and health. The country’s electricity industry is getting dirty because it is often used as a corruption project for local, national, and private elites. It has been almost a year that this case has not progressed. So with that, we ask the KPK to immediately investigate the corruption case which is still pending until today, “said Iwank.

The case of the criminal act of gratification by Hyundai has been discussed at the parliamentary level in South Korean because it is considered to have tarnished the good name and reputation of the country. Hye Jin Chae, Legal Coordinator for Greenpeace South Korea said, “Greenpeace is focusing on this issue and, if the suspicion against Hyundai is confirmed by the KPK, Greenpeace will spread the news to Korea and will highlight the” dirty “aspects of the coal industry.”