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Jakarta Post

Law minister accused of obstructing justice

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana, Ghina Ghaliya and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 24 2020   /  12:36 am

Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly has come under fire for what critics say is an alleged attempt by the senior Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician to cover up the whereabouts of a fugitive suspect of a high-profile corruption case that implicates fellow members of his political party.A group of academics started on Thursday an online petition calling for his dismissal from the Cabinet, an NGO coalition reported him to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) for allegedly obstructing a graft investigation and House of Representatives lawmakers said they would summon him to a hearing – all within 12 hours.The minister stands accused of covering up the whereabouts of graft suspect and PDI-P member Harun Masiku, who is wanted by the KPK for his alleged role in bribery centering on a dispute between the party and the General Elections Commission (KPU) ov...