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Concerns of cover up grow after KPK dismisses officials probing KPU bribery case

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Jakarta   /   Sun, February 9, 2020   /  11:18 am
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Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) secretary-general Hasto Kristiyanto leaves the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building in Jakarta on Jan. 24 following questioning related to a bribery case implicating party legislative candidate Harun Masiku and General Elections Commission (KPU) member Wahyu Setiawan. (Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is once again under the spotlight after two officials leading an investigation into a corruption case implicating the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) were dismissed. In a move that may cripple the investigation into alleged bribery implicating PDI-P politician Harun Masiku, Rossa Purbo Bekti, a police officer who had been stationed at the antigraft agency and involved in the arrests of suspects in the case, has been dismissed from the KPK and returned to the National Police. The KPK and the National Police were reportedly at odds over the grounds for his dismissal, resulting in Rossa being barred from entering the KPK building in Kuningan, South Jakarta, while also not holding a position at the police headquarters. He has also reportedly not received his salary. &nbs...