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Jakarta Post

End of the road for SRI Party and PKBN

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 17 2011   /  10:36 am

The Law and Human Rights Ministry announced on Friday that the National Archipelago Prosperity Party (PKBN) and the Union of Independent Peoples’ Party (SRI) failed to pass the verification process.

Minister Amir Syamsuddin said in a press briefing on Friday at the Ministry office in Kuningan, South Jakarta, that the only new party that had passed the verification process was the National Democratic (Nasdem) Party.

Officials from both PKBN and SRI quickly denounced the decision, suspecting that it was politically-motivated.

PKBN chairperson Zannuba Arifah Chafsoh “Yenny” Wahid said after the announcement that she was surprised with the ruling, saying that her party had met all conditions set by the ministry. Yenny told The Jakarta Post that the party should have been eligible to contest the 2014 election.

Yenny alleged that Muhaimin Iskandar, the curre...