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Jakarta Post

Regent’s exit puts strain on Golkar in W. Java

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 9 2018   /  02:54 am

Silent: Indramayu Regent Anna Sophana takes question from journalists at the Corruption Eradication Corruption in South Jakarta. She was summoned by the antigraft body as a witness in a graft case implicating former North Jakarta District Court registrar Rohadi. She was accused of accepting a bribe in the form of a car to help Rohadi settle permits for his businesses in the regency, but she was not charged in the case.(Antara/Rosa Panggabean)The sudden resignation of Indramayu Regent Anna Sophana has stirred controversy in West Java. Not only was she considered the matriarch of a political dynasty that has controlled the regency for almost two decades, Anna also made the decision just months before the 2019 general elections, risking isolating her family from politics.The Indramayu Legislative Council (Indramayu DPRD) confirmed on Wednesday her resignation at a plenary meeting — withou...