Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Edhy Prabowo has being named a suspect in the alleged bribery case for the export of fries. And today, he submitted a resignation letter that was signed by Edhy on Thursday, November 27 yesterday and was submitted to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi).
Secretary General of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) Antam Novambar.
And after the letter has been sent, his party is now waiting for an official decision from President Jokowi. Because, only the president has the right to grant the dismissal.
While waiting for this decision, the KKP is now led by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment who serves as the Ad Interim Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
Edhy Prabowo and a number of suspects were arrested by the KPK prosecution team at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Cengkareng, Tangerang upon arrival from Honolulu, Hawaii, United States.
Edhy allegedly received IDR 3.4 billion in bribes, which was then used as much as IDR 750 million to buy luxury goods in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. The items he bought were in the form of bags, clothes, and luxury Rolex watches.
Edhy and five people who were named as suspects who received bribes were then suspected of violating Article 12 paragraph (1) letter a or b or Article 11 of Law Number 31 of 1999 as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning Eradication of Acts. Corruption Crime in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph (1) to 1 of the Criminal Code.
Meanwhile, the suspect who gave the bribe is suspected of violating Article 5 paragraph (1) letter a or b or Article 13 of Law Number 31 Year 1999 as amended by Law Number 20 Year 2001 concerning Eradication of Corruption Crime.