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Immigration, KPK in hot water for inability to find Harun

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, January 29, 2020   /  08:40 am
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Former Law and Human Rights Ministry immigration director general Ronny F. Sompie (center) addresses a press conference in Jakarta on Oct. 28, 2019. (Antara/Muhammad Adimaja)

With the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician and graft suspect Harun Masiku still at liberty, the Law and Human Rights Ministry has removed Ronny Sompie from his post as immigration director general pending the outcome of an investigation by an independent team that will examine the misinformation from that office that hampered the hunt for the suspect.     Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly said on Tuesday that a joint team would probe what had led to the false information from the immigration office that had stated that Harun was in Singapore, when he had in fact already returned to Indonesia when the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) began searching for him.   The joint team will consist of members of the National Police, the Communications and Information Ministry, the National Cyber and Encryption Ag...