Former secretary general at the Foreign Ministry Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat has asked the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to allow former president Megawati Soekarnoputri to testify as a witness in a graft case that has implicated him.
Sudjadnan said that a number of his supporters had contacted Megawati and asked her to be a defence witness.
"I just want her to explain how someone like me could become a victim," Sudjadnan said as quoted by tribunnews.com.
The anti-graft body has declared Sudjadnan a graft suspect in relation to the organising of international conferences in 2004 and 2005, which resulted in Rp 18 billion (S$1.86 million) in state losses.
In January, former vice president Jusuf Kalla appeared at the KPK headquarters at the request of Sudjadnan to testify on his behalf.
Kalla said he knew how inter-country conferences organised by Sudjadnan, who is also a former Indonesian ambassador to the US, had benefited the country.