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KPK supervisors summon union head for criticizing investigator’s mysterious dismissal

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, March 17, 2020   /  02:41 pm
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Suspended General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioner Wahyu Setiawan (‘center’) has been accused of seeking Rp 900 million (US$65,948) in bribes from Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Harun Masiku.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

The newly established Supervisory Council of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has summoned the head of the agency’s employees association for commenting on the sudden dismissal of an investigator handling a high-profile bribery case. KPK union head Yudi Purnomo Harahap was summoned and is due for questioning on Wednesday by the board after he released a statement regarding the dismissal of Rossa Purbo Bekti, a police investigator embedded with the antigraft body who was involved in the arrest of an elections commissioner. “He [Yudi] was summoned by the supervisory council and is expected to be placed under investigation on Wednesday,” KPK spokesperson Ali Fikri told The Jakarta Post on Monday. Wahyu Setiawan, a member of the General Elections Commission (KPU), was arrested on Jan. 8 in a sting operation for allegedly receiving Rp 600 million (US$44,0...