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Jakarta Post

Former regent probed for graft

  • Oyos Saroso H.N.

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 4 2012   /  08:34 am

After naming former South Lampung regent Wendy Melfa a suspect in a Rp 26 billion (US$2.83 million) corruption case, the Lampung Higher Prosecutors’ Office is planning to probe another former regent of the same regency, Zulkifli Anwar, for his alleged involvement in the same graft case.

Zulkifli Anwar, currently a Democratic Party legislator representing Lampung at the House of Representatives (DPR), was elected as South Lampung regent for the 2005-2010 term of office. He resigned from the post in 2008 to run in the Lampung gubernatorial race and was replaced by his deputy regent, Wendy Melfa.

Sarjono Turin, who is heading the investigation at the Higher Prosecutors’ Office, said his office had scheduled Zulkifli for questioning because he was knowledgeable of the land acquisition process for the steam-powered power plant (PLTU) Sebalang project worth Rp 26.6 billion at...