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Jakarta Post

New Hanura city councilor inaugurated, replacing corrupt one

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 7, 2017   /   05:26 pm
New Hanura city councilor inaugurated, replacing corrupt one Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators show confiscated money in a press conference attended by KPK deputy chairwoman Basaria Panjaitan (right) in Jakarta on Oct. 26. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Jakarta Council speaker Prasetio Edi Marsudi inaugurated a new council member from the Hanura Party in a plenary session at the council’s building on Tuesday.

The new member was inaugurated to replace former member Fahmi Zulfikar, who was involved in a corruption case of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) procurement.

“Fahmi Zulfikar will be replaced with Romli H. Sowo from Hanura,” Prasetio said as quoted by

“The case [which was handled by] Bareskrim [National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department] had been decided yesterday. Therefore we decided to replace [Fahmi],” he said.

The Central Jakarta District Court sentenced Fahmi to spend six years in prison after being found guilty of corruption. (ecn)