Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 30°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
weather-icon
30°C Partly Cloudy

Dry and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • weather-icon

    Wed

    26℃ - 32℃

  • weather-icon

    Thu

    25℃ - 32℃

  • weather-icon

    Fri

    25℃ - 31℃

  • weather-icon

    Sat

    26℃ - 30℃

Setya's pretrial hearing adjourned until Thursday

  • News Desk
    News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, December 13, 2017 | 07:14 pm
Setya's pretrial hearing adjourned until Thursday The hearing for a pretrial motion filed by graft suspect and Golkar Party chairman Setya Novanto taking place on Wednesday at the South Jakarta District Court. (JP/Vela Andapita)

The hearing for Golkar Party chairman Setya Novanto’s pretrial motion has been adjourned at the South Jakarta District Court until Thursday, the sole judge presiding the case has announced.

Setya is challenging his suspect status in the e-ID graft case for a second time.

Both he and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) went through the pretrial hearing on Wednesday, and judge Kusno is slated to read out his verdict on Thursday.

"It [Thursday’s hearing] will begin with both sides reading out their conclusions at 9 a.m., while the verdict will be read out at 2 p.m.," Kusno said before banging the gavel.

Political observers and activists expected the pretrial motion to be rendered void, given that Setya’s graft case was brought to the Jakarta Corruption Court the same day, as regulated by the Criminal Law Procedures Code (KUHAP).

Both Setya and the KPK accepted the adjournment.

Under KUHAP, a pretrial judge has seven days to hear a pretrial motion and issue a ruling.

"Whether [Setya’s pretrial motion] will be rendered void or not, that is up to the judge. We don’t mind, as long as [the decision] doesn’t take more than seven days," said the KPK's legal bureau chief, Setiadi.

Meanwhile, Setya's lawyer, Ketut Mulya Arsana, said: “The judge handled our motion professionally. It would be wrong of him to nullify the pretrial today [Wednesday].” (vla/ipa)

Join the discussions