JAKARTA - Jakarta Metropolitan Police said police had found evidence that Rachmawati Soekarnoputri had transferred funds to pay for the logistics of the meetings arranged to discuss efforts to topple the government.
"We have found the evidence of the fund transfers," Jakarta Metropolitan Police Chief, Inspector General M Iriawan said as reported Antara, Wednesday (11/1).
He said it did not matter if Rachmawati denied it, as the police would not need clarification, or a confession from her.
Rachmawati, the daughter of the countrys first president and sister of former president Megawati Soekarnoputri, has been named a suspect, along with several others in a plot to topple the government
"There are witnesses and documents. We have found enough initial evidence, and so the process (investigation) will continue," he said.
Previously, Rachmawati confirmed she give Rp300 million to Alvin Indra. But that comes from private money, and not obtained from sponsor.
"It is from my own, hard-earned money of my years. I'm not unemployed. I lead University of Bung Karno, if there is slander from sponsor, who is the sponsor. It's well-propagating slanderous, made as if there a flow of funds," Rachmawati said after meeting with Deputy Chairman of the House Representative (DPR) Fadli Zon at DPR/MPR, Jakarta, Tuesday (10/1).
Related to what funds purposes were transferred to Alvin, Rachmawati mention these funds for logistics purposes of 20,000 people on December 2, 2016 last.
"They want demo, 20,000 people for logistics, eating and drinking is normal. In the world of college there's also sometimes they joined demonstrations asking for logistics. Also to transport and eat," she said.
"If we counted how many least Rp300 million to 20,000 people, at least a Rp15,000, it created for what now? Only can eat meatballs," she said.
Back to Iriawan, he maintained Rachmawatis meetings with parliament members, asking them to intervene to terminate the case against her, was not a matter of concern.
Parliament members are representatives of the people, and so it is not wrong for them to receive complaints from the citizens, Iriawan mentioned.
"It is alright. That is the task of the House of Representatives (DPR) members, which is to accommodate the peoples complaints," he asserted.