MEDAN - Ray Rangkuti, a director of the Indonesian Civilized Circle, urges President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to seize all corruptors in Singapore, following his order to arrest alleged graft suspect Nazaruddin.
"The President seems ignoring many grafters who escape to Singapore. Why the instruction only to seize Nazaruddin?" Ray questioned.
This should be a right moment processing the corruptors, he said.
In response to orders from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to capture bribery suspect M. Nazaruddin, currently on the run in Singapore, the National Police has launched an international manhunt for the suspect.
"We previously managed to bring home Gayus, and will do whatever it takes with international police cooperation to capture [Nazaruddin],” National Police chief Gen. Timur Pradopo said, referring to high-profile tax graft convict Gayus Halomoan Tambunan.
"All police investigators are now on the move. Please wait for the result,” Timur said in South Sumatra on Sunday as quoted by Antara state newswire.
He added that police would coordinate the investigation with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
Late last week, presidential spokesman Julian Aldrin Pasha announced that Yudhoyono had instructed the National Police to immediately arrest Nazaruddin, the former treasurer of the Democratic Party.
"The President ordered the police chief to locate, capture and bring home Nazaruddin," Julian said.
Nazaruddin had failed to show up to three summonses issued by KPK. Nazaruddin left for Singapore on May 23, allegedly seeking a medical treatment.
Translated by: Ananta Politan Bangun(dat01/wol/thejakartapost)