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Jakarta Post

Graft body names PKB lawmaker a suspect

  • Erwida Maulia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 15 2008   /  10:37 am

No political parties look likely to escape the sweep of the scythe in the anticorruption drive targeting politicians. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named a National Awakening Party (PKB) lawmaker as a bribery suspect. Yusuf Emir Faishal, former head of the House of Representatives' Commission IV overseeing food, forestry and agriculture, allegedly received a bribe to smooth the way for the conversion of 600 hectares of Tanjung Api-api mangrove forest in the South Sumatra regency of Banyuasin. "The KPK has named YEF as a suspect during our investigation into the conversion of Tanjung Api-api mangrove forest into a seaport. He allegedly received money," KPK spokesman Johan Budi told The Jakarta Post, referring to Yusuf. Johan said KPK was investigating the amount of money Yusuf had allegedly received. Yusuf, the husband of famous si...