Indonesia summons Lippo’s James Riady to assist in bribery probe

FILE PHOTO: James Riady, Chief Executive Officer of Lippo Group, speaks to members of the media at the announcement for the Meikarta project at a news conference in Jakarta, Indonesia May 4, 2017.REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Indonesia’s anti-graft agency on Tuesday summoned Lippo Group Deputy Chairman James Riady as a witness in a bribery probe involving a $21 billion construction project, as it cracks down on widespread bribery in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.

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