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Disgraced KPK chief faces suspension: Presidential advisor

  • The Jakarta Post

    Jakarta

  /   Sun, May 3 2009   /  01:05 pm

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will definitely suspend Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chief Antasari Azhar, a suspect in a sex-driven murder scandal, a presidential advisor said Saturday, amid growing pressure to save the integrity of the anti-graft body. Antasari was named a suspect Friday by the Attorney General's Office (AGO) in connection with the murder of Nasrudin Zulkarnaen, director of state pharmaceutical firm PT Putra Rajawali Banjaran (PRB), on March 14. "Soon after we receive an official letter from the police about Antasari, the President will certainly issue a letter suspending him," SBY's staff expert of legal affairs Denny Indrayana told The Jakarta Post. The 2002 KPK law mandates the President to suspend any commission members should they be declared suspects in a criminal case, and to fire them if they stand trial on crimina...