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Jakarta Post

Govt loses another one to Yusril

  • Rabby Pramudatama

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 1 2012   /  08:32 am

Former justice and human rights minister Yusril Izha Mahendra won another high-stakes legal battle against the government on Thursday, as the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) ordered a stop to a graft probe implicating the former minister.

Attorney General Basrief Arief said on Thursday that prosecutors have issued a warrant to terminate the investigation (SP3) of a graft case involving an online business registration website in 2001 under the then Justice and Human Rights Ministry when Yusril was its chief.

“I received the information this morning that the investigation has been terminated,” Basrief said as quoted by Antara, declining to elaborate.

Separately, Yusril described the termination as too little, too late.

“The case should have been closed a long time ago, because there was not enough evidence to charge me as a suspect,” Yusril told repor...