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Malang councillors get to work after inauguration

  • Nedi Putra AW

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 12 2018   /  12:28 am

The replacements: New members of the Malang Legislative Council are inaugurated in Malang, East Java, on Monday in the wake of a recent finding by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) about 41 legislative members’ alleged involvement in a bribery case related to 2015 budget deliberations. (JP/Nedi Putra AW)Forty new city councillors in Malang, East Java, are facing a mounting workload following their inauguration on Monday, as the city must finalize its draft budget and pass pending bylaws within less than a year. They will assume their posts until August next year.

The 40 interim councillors were inaugurated on Monday after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested 41 of the city’s 45 councillors over their alleged involvement in a bribery case related to the deliberation of the 2015 city budget.

Initially, the antigraft body declared 18 councillors s...