An NGO has awarded the Cikini Center Award to businessman Anggodo Widjojo for inciting a spirit of anticorruption amid an alleged conspiracy he plotted against deputy anticorruption body chairmen.
Deputy chairmen Bibit Samad Rianto and Chandra M. Hamzah have recently been reinstated back into the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
The Cikini Center executive director, Sonny Pudjisasono, said Wednesday that the public had known depravity within legal institutions through Anggodo's role in an alleged conspiracy involving high-profile officials at the National Police and the Attorney General's Office.
“Because of him, this year's celebration to mark International Anti-Corruption Day was very exciting,” Sonny told Antara.
He added that the award did not mean that his office had supported Anggodo in the alleged conspiracy.
“Instead, we want to challenge policemen, because they have yet to decide his status,” he said. “This is a challenge for them to solve the case.”
The police have yet to declare Anggodo as a suspect in an alleged corruption case involving a controversial conversation with officials to frame Bibit and Chandra that was presented during a court session at the Constitutional Court last month.
In the conversation, he mentioned people including President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Anggodo himself is the brother of tycoon Anggoro Widjojo who was involved in an alleged graft case at the Forestry Ministry.
Sonny said that his office would contact either Anggodo or his lawyer to hand over the award.