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PDI-P politician accused of bribing KPU official

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, January 10, 2020   /  10:02 am
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Hard evidence: Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioner Lili Pintauli Siregar (center) and General Elections Commission (KPU) head Arief Budiman (left) listen to questions raised by journalists in a press conference in Jakarta on Thursday on the arrest of KPU commissioner Wahyu Setiawan over alleged bribery. The investigators confiscated Rp 400 million (US$28,899) allegedly related to the case.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has announced that a politician of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has been implicated in a graft case involving a top official of the General Elections Commission (KPU). The announcement came a day after the graft busters arrested KPU commissioner Wahyu Setiawan as a suspect in a bribery case. KPK commissioner Lili Pintauli Siregar explained that the KPK suspected Wahyu of having been involved in efforts by PDI-P politician Harun Masiku to gain a seat in the House of Representatives. She said the operation was aimed at enforcing the law on rogue officials to prevent greater damage. “The KPK and KPU sit together in this press conference to explain to the public that we are conducting this legal process to save the KPU,” Lili said at a joint conference at the KPK headquarters on Thursday evening...