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Ex-President Habibie Summoned to Court

November 20, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Indonesia's attorney general's office said it has summoned former president B.J. Habibie for questioning over a $5.3-million scandal involving state food agency Bulog.

The summons follows investigations into parliament Speaker Akbar Tanjung and former military chief Wiranto, who both said Habibie instructed Bulog funds be used for humanitarian programs when he was leading crisis-racked Indonesia in 1999. Tanjung and Wiranto denied any wrongdoing.

"Mr. Habibie is due to be questioned on Wednesday . . . as a witness in the Bulog case," office spokesman Mulyo Hardjo said.

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