Mahfud to report Nazaruddin
to KPK

Constitutional Court chief justice Mahfud MD is scheduled to meet with the Corruption Eradication Commision (KPK) chairman on Tuesday regarding bribery allegations.

"Yes, Pak Mahfud is coming to the KPK this afternoon," Constitutional Court spokesperson Noor Sidharta told The Jakarta Post via a text message on Tuesday.

Mahfud will meet KPK chief Busyro Muqoddas to report an alleged bribe offered to a court official  by Democratic Party treasurer Muhammad Nazaruddin.

"Yes, it is concerning that Nazaruddin case," KPK chairman Busyro Muqoddas said, regarding his planned meeting with Mahfud.

Mahfud had reported to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, and later to the public, about Nazaruddin's suspected involvement in a major bribery attempt at the Constitutional Court.

According to Mahfud, Nazaruddin handed two envelopes containing money totaling US$120,000 to Janedri.

Janedri refused the money, which reportedly led to threats from Nazaruddin saying that he would "wreak havoc” on the Constitutional Court, Mahfud said.

Democrat elites called Mahfud’s accusations merely a publicity stunt in his quest for the presidential post in the 2014 elections.

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