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Jakarta Post

Blame game begins in PDI-P over KPU graft case

  • Ghina Ghaliya and Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 14, 2020   /  08:46 am
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Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri (‘second left’) and the party's secretary-general Hasto Kristiyanto (‘right’) walk alongside each other.(Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

In the wake of a bribery case involving some of its members, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) seems to be trying to distance itself from its secretary-general, Hasto Kristiyanto, while declining to help search for the case’s main suspect: PDI-P politician Harun Masiku. Ahmad Basarah, one of the party's central executive board heads, said on Monday that Hasto was the one who knew why the PDI-P wanted Harun to have a seat in the House of Representatives. Basarah added that the decision was based on the party's "subjectivity" and that it was a "secret" that should not be disclosed to the public. "The person who is concerned in this context is the party’s secretary-general. I am the head of the party's foreign affairs board," Basarah said. The Corruption Eradication Comission (KPK) accused Harun of giving Rp...