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Traumatized House pushes aside graft court bill

  • The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA   /   Sat, February 7 2009   /  10:01 am

Members of the House of Representatives remain traumatized over recent uncompromising rulings by the Corruption Court, says a legislator. All legislators tried for corruption by the court have been convicted and sentenced to lengthy jail terms, creating fear among other legislators that they could be next.
The fear has led them to deliberately delay the passage of the corruption court bill, which will establish a permanent anti-graft court, and under a heavy public pressure, create an independent court for corruption cases, the legislator said.
On Friday, Nasir Jamil from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) told The Jakarta Post that many of his colleagues were traumatized over the Corruption Court, following the recent conviction of a legislator involved in graft.
“Frankly, the court not only revealed the man’s acceptance of bribes, but also hi...