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Jakarta Post

Key witness Rhani to testify for the first time in Antasari's trial

  • Hasyim Widhiarto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 30 2009   /  01:38 pm

The high-profile trial of former antigraft commission chief Antasari Azhar, charged with murder, will enter a new chapter with prosecutors being set to call the most-awaited key witness Rhani Juliani at Tuesday's hearing. The plan was announced Thursday after the judges turned down a motion by Antasari's lawyers to dismiss the charges. "We order the prosecutors to continue the legal proceedings according to the criminal justice procedure," presiding judge Herri Swantoro said at the hearing at the South Jakarta District Court. Antasari, former chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), is on trial for allegedly masterminding the murder of businessman Nasrudin Zulkarnaen, who was also Rhani's husband. Nasrudin, a director at state pharmaceutical company PT Putra Rajawali Banjaran, was killed in a drive-by shooting outside the Modernland golf course in Tang...