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Ibas reports graft con
to police for defamation

Democratic Party secretary-general Edhie "Ibas" Baskoro Yudhoyono has reported to the police a graft convict for defamation for alleging that he took bribes.

Ibas, the youngest son of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, came to Jakarta Police headquarters on Wednesday afternoon to report Yulianis, a former employee of disgraced former Democratic Party lawmaker and treasurer Muhammad Nazaruddin.

Yulianis alleged that Ibas accepted a US$200,000 bribe from Nazaruddin's Permai Group. The money allegedly came from state funds in the Hambalang scandal and were used to finance the Democratic Party's congress in Bandung, West Java, in 2010.

Records about the transfer were on Yulianis' personal computer and laptop, which have been confiscated by the KPK. Ibas has denied Yulianis' allegations, accusing her of defamation in making statements to the media.

According to Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto, Ibas filed a report as he "felt disadvantaged because of the new reports about him accepting bribe."

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