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Lawyers report Jakarta election elites for violating code of ethics 

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, March 11, 2017 | 08:10 am
Lawyers report Jakarta election elites for violating code of ethics  Incumbent Jakarta gubernatorial candidate Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, wife Veronica Tan and son Nicholas Sean Purnama show their ballots during the election in South Jakarta on Feb. 15, 2017. JP/Nurul Fitri Ramadhani (JP/Nurul Fitri Ramadhani)

Lawyers have brought charges against elites of the Indonesian Elections Commission (KPU) to an ethics council for allegedly favoring one of the Jakarta gubernatorial candidates.

Advocat Cinta Tanah Air (ACTA), or the homeland lover advocates, reported on Friday KPU commissioners, such as its chief, Sumarno, and a member, Dahlia Umar, to the Election Organization Ethics Council (DKPP) for allegedly attending an internal event of Jakarta gubernatorial candidate pair Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama and Djarot Saiful Hidayat at a hotel in Jakarta.

ACTA also reported Jakarta Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) chairwoman Mimah Susanti to the council for the same reason.

(Read also: Council gets 163 complaints about alleged election violations)

ACTA deputy chairman Hisar Tambunan said Sumarno, Dahlia and Mimah had seriously violated the Code of Conduct of Election Organizers by attending the event.

"We want the DKPP to investigate them and give sanctions according to the regulations. The DKPP must obtain information on what they were doing in the meeting," he asserted. (dis/dan)