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℃

Tulungagung regent turns himself in to KPK  

  • News Desk
    News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, June 10, 2018 | 01:09 pm
Tulungagung regent turns himself in to KPK   Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesperson Febri Diansyah (left) accompanies the antigraft body's deputy chairperson Basaria Panjaitan (right) during a press conference in Jakarta on March 21. (Antara/Hafidz Mubarak)

The regent of Tulungagung in East Java, Syahri Mulyo is now in the custody of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) after the regional leader, who is accused of involvement in a graft case, turned himself in.

KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said Syahri would be held at a detention center at the East Jakarta Police headquarters for the first 20 days.

Last night, Syahri arrived at the KPK office at 9:30 p.m. and underwent questioning, which was attended by KPK deputy chairman Saut Situmorang.

“We appreciate his surrender. The cooperative attitude toward the law will obviously result in a better outcome for the suspect and the case-handling process,” Febri said in a statement.

Syahri and Blitar Mayor Muhammad Samanhudi Anwar have been accused of accepting bribes from a businessman identified as Susilo Purnomo, who has also been charged in the case.

The Blitar mayor was the first to surrender to the KPK. 

The KPK arrested Susilo along with other four people and seized Rp 2.5 billion (US$ 179,000) during two separate raids in Blitar and Tulungagung on Wednesday. 

Susilo had allegedly paid Rp 1.5 billion and 2.5 billion to Samanhudi and Syahri, respectively, kompas.com reported. (stu/ahw)

Join the discussions