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Jakarta Post

Activists demand Yasonna be held accountable for false information regarding Harun's whereabouts

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 29, 2020   /  08:01 pm
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Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H. Laoly. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Antigraft activists have slammed Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly for removing immigration director general Ronny F. Sompie from his post after the latter issued false information regarding the whereabouts of Harun Masiku, an Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician who has been named a bribery suspect. The activists claim Ronny was a scapegoat and that Yasonna should be held accountable. Harun is still at large and has been declared a fugitive by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). On Tuesday, Yasonna said he had removed Ronny and the immigration office’s information and technology director Alif Suaidi from their positions. The minister stated both officials were irresponsible for handling the immigration information system that had failed to detect Harun. Yasonna has assigned Jhoni Ginting, the immigration general inspector, to ta...