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KPK nabs lawmaker for alleged graft

  • Kharishar Kahfi
    Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, May 5, 2018 | 10:39 am
KPK nabs lawmaker for alleged graft Fight against corruption: Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesperson Febri Diansyah (left) speaks alongside the antigraft body's deputy chairperson, Basaria Panjaitan, during a press conference in Jakarta on March 21. (Antara/Hafidz Mubarak)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested nine people, including one lawmaker, in a raid in Jakarta on Friday evening. 

“There were nine individuals arrested. They consist of one House of Representatives member overseeing financial affairs, businesspeople and government employees,” KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said on Saturday.

He added that KPK officials confiscated hundreds of millions of rupiah from one of the arrestees during the operation. 

Febri, however, refused to reveal further details on the arrests, saying investigators would gather more information and evidence before naming any suspects in the case.

Friday’s arrest was the ninth operation carried out by the antigraft body this year. 

On April 11,  a KPK investigation team arrested West Bandung Regent Abu Bakar, who was suspected of asking for money from a number of regency administration officials to fund the political campaign of his wife, Elin Suharliah, who is now running in the upcoming election for the West Bandung regent seat. (ahw) 

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