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Jakarta Post

New KPK council slammed for delaying warrants

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 27 2020   /  12:36 am

The supervisory council of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) was strongly criticized for a lack of transparency and delaying the issuance of permits for its investigators to raid several locations that might contain evidence related to a bribery case involving General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioner Wahyu Setiawan and Harun Masiku, a member of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P).The KPK on Jan. 9 named Harun a suspect for allegedly giving Wahyu a bribe of Rp 900 million (US$65,568) with the hope of getting a seat at the House of Representatives through a replacement mechanism. Harun wanted to take the seat from Riezky Aprilia, who was in line to replace the late Nazarudin Kiemas. Riezky was the rightful candidate as she won the second-highest number of votes after Nazaruddin in the April 17 election, while Harun was in sixth position.Harun, a legisl...