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Jakarta Post

KPK operations net officials for alleged corruption

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 4, 2018   /   04:42 pm
KPK operations net officials for alleged corruption Corruption buster: Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) head Agus Rahardjo listens to queries raised by journalists during a year-end press conference in Jakarta on Dec.27. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested several public officials for alleged corruption during a string of operations in South Kalimantan and East Java, its head confirmed.

“There have been operations in Hulu Sungai Tengah regency in South Kalimantan and in Surabaya, East Java,” KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo told journalists on Thursday.

He refused to disclose details about the arrests and added that more information would be revealed at a press conference later this afternoon.

According to reports, one of the officials KPK investigators arrested is a regional head.

This is the KPK's first successful operation of 2018 to arrest people suspected of committing graft and being involved in bribery.

Last year, the antigraft body conducted 19 operations and arrested 72 suspects, including eight regional heads. In November, the graft busters arrested three officials and a regional councillor in Jambi on allegations of bribery pertaining to the 2018 provincial budget deliberation. (ebf)