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Jakarta Post

Chief security minister orders prompt arrest of Djoko Tjandra

  • Ivany Atina Arbi


Jakarta   /   Sat, July 4 2020   /  01:00 am
Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD talks to reporters on the sidelines of an event held by law firm Dentons HPRP in Jakarta on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (JP/Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman)

Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD has instructed the Attorney General's Office (AGO) to immediately arrest Djoko Soegiharto Tjandra, a fugitive in the high-profile Bank Bali corruption case, who is believed to have returned to the country after years on the run. "I have ordered the Attorney General [ST Burhanuddin] to quickly arrest fugitive Djoko Tjandra," Mahfud said on Thursday. "There's no reason for him to remain free even though he has requested a case review [for his conviction]." Djoko, who had reportedly been in Indonesia for the past three months, filed a case review against his conviction with the South Jakarta District Court in early June. He was then scheduled to attend his case review submission hearing at the court on Monday, but did not show up. ST Burhanuddin said previously that his office had not ...