District court resumes Setya's pretrial hearing
The Jakarta Post
House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto's pretrial hearing against the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on renaming him as a suspect in the e-ID graft case will resume at the South Jakarta District Court today.
At the opening session hearing last Thursday, the court’s sole judge Kusno rejected the commission's request for an extra three weeks, but then adjourned the hearing for three working days.
KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah told reporters on Wednesday that the anti-graft body's legal team would attend the Dec. 7 hearing, which was scheduled to start at 9 a.m.
"We respect the decision of the South Jakarta District Court," he said.
This is the second pretrial motion the embattled politician and Golkar Party chairman has filed at the same court. The court found in favor of Setya in the first pretrial hearing September, and ruled that the KPK’s decision to name Setya as a suspect in the case was invalid.
A few weeks later, the KPK again named Setya as a suspect in the graft case that reportedly involved House members from several political parties, and which has incurred Rp 2.3 trillion (US$170 million) in state losses.
Meanwhile, the KPK announced on Tuesday that it had completed the case file on Setya and would soon submit it to the Jakarta Corruption Court. (kar/jun)
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