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Jakarta Post

House honors board probing sex scandals

  • Hans David Tampubolon

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 23 2010   /  11:13 am

Reports of sex scandals involving House of Representatives legislators have been widespread, but the legislative body’s honors board will now handle the alleged cases with care while respecting the politicians’ privacy.One of the board’s deputy chief Nudirman Munir said the reports were being examined.“There are reports of affairs submitted to us. However, because those kind of cases are related to private matters, then we have to carefully investigate them,” Nudirman of the Golkar Party told reporters in Jakarta on Friday.He said up to 10 cases were being intensively investigated, including an allegation of sexual harassment said to be committed by a Democratic Party legislator during the party’s national congress in Bandung in late May.“We are going to visit the Bandung Police precinct to gather more information related to the case. Until we have solid and accurate eviden...