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Jakarta Post

PDI-P lawmaker charged with bribery

  • Sita W. Dewi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 27 2012   /  07:31 am

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Thursday officially named Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) lawmaker Izedrik Emir Moeis a suspect in a graft case surrounding the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Tarahan, Lampung, in 2004.

The announcement was made following an earlier statement by Law and Human Rights deputy minister Denny Indrayana on Wednesday. According to Denny, the KPK sent a letter requesting his office impose a travel ban on the politician. The letter mentioned Emir’s status is a suspect in the case.

KPK deputy leader Bambang Widjojanto said the KPK didn’t announce Emir’s status on Wednesday pending an investigation process.

“We did not announce it publicly until today to get better results [in the investigation],” Bambang said.
On Thursday, the KPK raided three locations, including Emir’s house in Kalibat...