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KPK questions Malang mayoral candidates, councillors

  • Aman Rochman

    The Jakarta Post

Malang, East Java   /   Thu, March 22, 2018   /   05:38 pm
KPK questions Malang mayoral candidates, councillors Malang mayoral incumbent candidate Moch. Anton speaks to reporters after being questioned by a Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) team at the Malang Police headquarters on Thursday. He was named a graft suspect in an alleged bribery case related to the 2015 revised city budget deliberation. (JP/Aman Rochman)

A Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) team questioned two Malang mayoral candidates, incumbent Moch. Anton and Ya'qud Ananda Gudban, along with 23 councillors, in a graft case surrounding the 2015 revised budget deliberation at the Malang Police headquarters on Thursday.

Anton, who has been named a suspect in the case, said his questioning was related to six other suspects. He declined to reveal the names of the six suspects.

“I am complying with the legal procedure. There is no problem regarding the ongoing election,” he said, declining to answer when asked whether he had received bribe money.

Meanwhile, his rival, Ya'qud, also a suspect in the case, said after the questioning that he had not yet thought about the next legal step as he was still focusing on the Malang election.

“I was advised by the KPK not to comment [on the questioning],” he said.

The antigraft body has named Anton, Yaqud and 18 councillors suspects in the case.