Democratic Party chairman Anas Urbaningrum says that the Attorney General Office (AGO) decision to conduct “a deponeering” on the alleged bribery case involving two Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputies was the most proper measure.
Deponeering is an Indonesian term for a legal action whereby the AGO can halt a case, with the backing of parliament, for the sake of national stability.
“There are alternative arguments that have their own legal basis. However, deponeering is the decision that is most suitable for the public’s interest and sense of justice,” Anas told The Jakarta Post via text.
“Therefore, this case is now closed. There is no need to run the controversy further,” he added.
The allegations against KPK deputies Bibit Samad Riyanto and Chandra M. Hamzah had been deemed controversial because a hearing at the Constitutional Court indicated there was a conspiracy to frame the anti-graft officials involving high-ranking officers from the National Police and the AGO.
Interim Attorney General Darmono previously said that the AGO had yet to decide any settlement on the case involving Bibit and Chandra.