A House commission has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday with the acting secretary-general of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Hasto Kristiyanto, to seek an explanation about the supposedly prohibited meeting between PDI-P elite figures and the chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Abraham Samad.
The deputy chairman of Commission III on law at the House of Representatives, Benny K. Harman, said on Tuesday said that his commission was interested in seeking clarifications and explanations from Hasto regarding on the political meeting he recently revealed to the public.
“We want to know whether the meeting happened because if it is not true it will disturb the fight against corruption in the country. It is not a personal problem,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.
Following the KPK’s move to name police chief hopeful Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan as a graft suspect, Hasto revealed to the public that Abraham had taken the initiative to lobby PDI-P figures, including himself, in a house on Jl. Cemara, Central Jakarta, in connection with a vice presidential bid months before the July 9, 2014, presidential election. The two sides also discussed the granting of assistance to PDI-P senior official Emir Moeis, who was sentenced to three years imprisonment and a fine of Rp 500 billion when he was found guilty of corruption in connection with a geothermal power development project in Lampung in 2004. (rms)(++++)
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