In an about face, Constitutional Court chief justice Mahfud MD reported Democratic Party lawmaker Muhammad Nazaruddin to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Tuesday for allegedly trying to give a court official gratuities.
KPK deputy chair Mochammad Jasin said Mahfud had a meeting with the commission’s leaders to inform them about the lawmaker’s alleged malfeasance.
Mahfud had said earlier that he did not intend to report the case to the KPK following a joint press conference with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono where he revealed that Nazaruddin had attempted to give “friendly money” in the amount of S$120,000 (US$96,900) to his secretary Janedjri M. Gaffar.
Mahfud said it was unclear why Nazaruddin gave the money in September of 2010. The money was returned to Nazaruddin through his security guard, therefore Mahfud did not consider what the ...