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Jakarta Post

PDI-P in hot water over cover-up allegations

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 23 2020   /  12:10 am

A high-profile corruption case involving members of the ruling party took a peculiar turn on Wednesday after the government retracted its statement regarding the whereabouts of a key suspect in the case, fueling cover-up allegations.  The Immigration Office had previously claimed that Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Harun Masiku, the key suspect in the graft scandal, left for Singapore on Jan. 6 — two days before a raid by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) that led to a full-blown investigation of the case — and had yet to return to the country.A report by Tempo magazine refuted this claim, however, saying that it had evidence, including CCTV footage, indicating that Harun had returned on Jan. 7 and was in Indonesia when the KPK investigators scrambled to track down and arrest the suspects, including Harun. After days of denial, the...