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National scene: Fadli surrenders Trump hat to KPK

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Jakarta   /   Sat, September 19, 2015   /  05:02 pm

JAKARTA: House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Fadli Zon surrendered a hat and ties he received from US presidential candidate Donald Trump to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Friday.

The KPK had ordered Fadli to surrender the gifts to the antigraft body as the items could be regarded as gratuities.

'€œI'€™d rather give them to the KPK as gifts rather than returning them,'€ Fadli told reporters at the KPK headquarters on Friday.

Fadli also suggested that with the amount of things the KPK had collected from government officials, the agency should build a museum to house some of the memorable items in its collection.

'€œThe Metallica guitar given to Pak Jokowi [by the band'€™s bassist Robert Trujillo] and other items could be put on display in the museum. My hat should also be put on display,'€ he said.

Fadli and House Speaker Setya Novanto caused a stir earlier this month when they made an appearance at a Trump campaign event in New York at which Trump introduced Setya to the crowd.

Setya was in New York to speak at the Fourth World Conference of Parliamentary Speakers of Parliament held by the International Parliamentary Union. He went with fellow legislators, including Fadli.

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