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Jakarta Post

KPK confirms identity of nabbed lawmaker

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 6, 2018   /   01:34 pm
KPK confirms identity of nabbed lawmaker A Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) officer shows on May 5 evidence confiscated during an arrest a day earlier. Democratic Party lawmaker Amin Santono has been named a suspect. (Antara/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has confirmed the arrest Democratic Party member Amin Santono. 

Amin has been detained at a location near Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, East Jakarta since Friday.  

Read also: KPK nabs lawmaker for alleged graft

KPK head Agus Raharjo said on Saturday evening that the KPK had named Amin a graft suspect after questioning him for 24 hours.  

The antigraft agency said in a statement on Saturday that its investigation into the case had been ongoing since December last year.

Along with Amin, the KPK has also named  Eka Kamaludin, Yaya Purnomo and Ahmad Ghaist suspects in the case, which pertains to the allocation of funds for regional administrations in the 2018 state budget. 

"The KPK’s operation yesterday was carried out in connection to gratuities related to the proposed regional fiscal balance in the draft 2018 state budget," said Agus on Saturday as quoted by

In a series of operations, the KPK has secured several pieces of evidence, including 1.9 kilograms of gold, Rp 1.84 billion (US$132,112), S$63,000 and US$12,500. (roi/evi)