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Jakarta Post

Confusion follows SBY speech

  • Bagus BT Saragih and Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 11 2012   /  10:11 am

Only two days after President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivered his remarks to end the standoff between the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the National Police, confusion has begun to take hold in relation to what the President really ordered in his speech.The National Police on Thursday issued numerous statements insisting that they had not defied the President’s order by retaining control over elements of the investigation into the vehicle simulator procurement graft case at the National Police Traffic Corps (Korlantas).In his Monday speech, the President said that the KPK should be the only institution handling the case.National Police chief spokesman Brig. Gen. Suhardi Aliyus, however, said that they would only hand over three suspects in the case to the KPK. “The remaining two [suspects] will remain under our investigation,” he said on Wednesday.The three suspects...