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Bekasi mayor acquittal a huge blow to KPK

  • Yuli Tri Suwarni and Ina Parlina

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung/Jakarta | Wed, October 12 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM Gone is the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) proud 100 percent success rate in jailing graft suspects after a local corruption court in Bandung acquitted Bekasi Mayor Mochtar Mohamad of all bribery charges on Tuesday.

Prior to the case, all graft defendants whose cases were handled by the KPK had been jailed. Mochtar’s case is also the first KPK graft case to have been tried at...