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Jakarta Post

KPK arrests Jambi legislators for alleged bribery

  • Jon Afrizal and Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jambi/Jakarta   /   Wed, November 29, 2017   /   03:43 pm
KPK arrests Jambi legislators for alleged bribery Combating graft: Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesperson Febri Diansyah (left) speaks at a press conference at the anti-graft body’s office in Jakarta on Sept. 22. (Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A.)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested 10 people in Jakarta and Jambi on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in a bribery case related to the discussion of the 2018 Jambi Regional Budget (APBD).

Seven people arrested in Jambi have been taken to the province’s police headquarters for questioning. Investigators also confiscated at least Rp 1 billion (US$ 74,063.10) during the arrests.

Those arrested include two Jambi Legislative Council (DPRD) members Supriyono and Nurhayati, Jambi administration official Syaifuddin and National Mandate Party (PAN) member Geni Waseso.

The identities of three other people who were arrested in Jakarta remain unknown. KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said on Tuesday that the anti-graft body was still investigating those arrested.

“There is suspected bribery of state officials related to the discussion of the APBD Jambi for 2018,” added Febri. (hol/ebf)