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Beleaguered KPK refuses to give up on Setya Novanto

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani and Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, October 2 2017   /  12:08 am
Pushing for justice: Activists from the Coalition of Civil Society Against Corruption display posters during a rally at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Jakarta on Sunday, expressing disappointment over the pretrial ruling that revoked the suspect status of House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Pushing for justice: Activists from the Coalition of Civil Society Against Corruption display posters during a rally at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Jakarta on Sunday, expressing disappointment over the pretrial ruling that revoked the suspect status of House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)Having encountered internal rifts and endured political bullying, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is facing yet another major test as pressure has mounted for the country’s top antigraft body to name House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto a suspect again.

Setya, also Golkar Party chairman, won his pretrial petition on Friday with the South Jakarta District court annulling the KPK’s decision to name him a suspect in the high-profile e-ID graft case.

Setya had been suspected of playing key roles in swindling the procurement, ...