BONSERNEWS.com – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) conducted a Hand-Catching Operation (OTT) on Bandung Mayor Yana Mulyana, Friday (14/4).
He is suspected of receiving bribes for the procurement of goods and services, namely CCTV and internet network providers.
He was arrested along with nine other people, including officials from the Bandung City Transportation Service, with proof of rupiah currency.
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Yana Mulyana is an Indonesian businessman and politician who currently serves as the Mayor of Bandung with a term of office until 2023.
In the 2018 Bandung Pilkada, Yana Mulyana, who came from the Gerindra Party, ran as Deputy Mayor paired with Oded Muhammad Danial, who is a cadre of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS).
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However, Oded died on December 10, 2021 due to a heart attack, so Yana replaced him as Mayor.
After taking office, Yana Mulyana issued a controversial policy, namely supporting a ban in the form of regional regulations (Perda) related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT).
Before entering the world of politics, Yana Mulyana was also the founder of the Rase FM radio station. Success with Rase FM, Yana then took part as an entrepreneur and led a number of organizations from the Chairman of PSSI Bandung City and REI (Real Estate Indonesia) West Java.
He was born in the city of Bandung on February 17, 1965 and is the son of the late Lt. Gen. TNI (Purn.) H. Soepardjo bin Redjoprawiro.
Yana Mulyana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Pasundan University and a Masters in Civil Engineering from Gadjah Mada University.
He is active in several organizations, including the Indonesian Association of Engineers (IATI), the Institute of Structural Engineers (IstructE), and the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).
He is also noted to have served as Treasurer of the West Java KNPI, Deputy Chair of the West Java HIPMI, Secretary of the West Java Kadin Advisory Council.
Not only that, Yana has also been the Chairperson of West Java Taekwondo, Chair of the Bandung City PSSI, Chair of the IKA SMAN 5 Bandung, Chair of the Bandung 5 SMAN School Committee, and Chair of the Communication Forum for Sons and Daughters of Retired Officers and the Indonesian National Armed Forces-Polri (FKPPI).
On April 14, 2023, Yana was arrested by the KPK Enforcement team for allegedly being involved in the bribery practice in the procurement of goods and services in Bandung. The legal status is still in the process of being determined by the KPK.