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Dede Yusuf accused of campaign offenses

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 20 2008   /  11:21 am

The West Java Election Supervisory Committee (Panwaslu) has been investigating alleged malpractices involving money politics and misuse of state facilities for campaigning activities, reportedly on the part of Vice Governor Yusuf Macan Effendi, better known as Dede Yusuf. Panwaslu member Ihat Subihat said over the weekend that these accusations emerged from a report on an official visit of Dede to three schools in Cimahi recently to observe the first school-day after the Idul Fitri holidays. Ihat said that during the visit to the state-run SMAN 5 senior high school, Dede introduced two legislative candidates from his National Mandate Party (PAN) who brought with them their campaign teams wearing costumes bearing the party's logos. Dede, he said, also handed over financial support of Rp 50 million to the school, presented in a package that also carried the party's l...