Former Indonesian badminton athletes Eddy Hartono and Trikus Heryanto were witnesses when KPK Chairman Firli Bahuri met Syahrul Yasin Limpo (SYL) at the Jakarta Badminton GOR in 2022. He ensured that the meeting did not take place behind closed doors, but that many people witnessed it.
“Not a photo of the two of us, but a lot of people,” said Eddy Hartono in his statement in Jakarta, Sunday (9/10/2023).
The badminton player from the 1990s admitted that he knew exactly about the meeting between Firli and SYL, who at that time served as Minister of Agriculture.
Eddy explained that the photo of Firli and SYL that was circulating and went viral was taken last year, or to be precise March 2 2023.
Firli said that at that time he was playing badminton with other badminton athletes such as Trikus Haryanto. They also saw the sudden arrival of Minister Syahrul.
Syahrul’s arrival was to meet Firli who was playing badminton at that time.
Furthermore, Eddy said the meeting was very short, lasting only a matter of minutes. This is because Firli left SYL and returned to playing badminton in pairs with Trikus Heryanto against Didit Juang and Dwiky.
“The Minister of Agriculture (SYL) had time to wait. After that, he went straight home,” said Eddy.
He then said that from the photos circulating it appeared that the face of KPK Chairman Firli was a little displeased when Syahrul met him.
Therefore, said Eddy, Firli preferred to play badminton and left Syahrul who was still waiting for Firli to play badminton.
Another badminton athlete, Trikus Heryanto, was also shocked to see the photo of Firli and SYL which is currently viral. Even though they were busy playing badminton with other athletes.
Corruption Eradication Commission Chairman Firli Bahuri met with former Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo (SYL) at the Jakarta Badminton GOR in 2022. (ist/Antara) “How come there are photos of the two of us circulating? The photo was taken on March 2 2022,” said Trikus.
Becomes Public Attention
As is known, the meeting between the Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission and the former Minister of Agriculture SYL has attracted public attention. Especially after the case of alleged extortion by the KPK leadership was investigated by Polda Metro Jaya.
The Directorate of Special Criminal Investigation (Ditreskrimsus) Polda Metro Jaya has raised the extortion case allegedly committed by the KPK leadership against the Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo (SYL) from the investigation stage to the investigation stage.
A number of witnesses were summoned and questioned, starting from SYL, the driver, and SYL’s aide, including Semarang Police Chief Commissioner Pol. Irwan Anwar was also questioned. (Antara)