PDI-P on defensive over graft scandal

PDI-P on defensive over graft scandal

The Jakarta Post-News·2020-01-27 09:54

Members of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) appear to have closed ranks as the graft scandal involving at least one of its members drags on. Instead of disavowing bribery suspect Harun Masiku, who has been named a fugitive, party bigwigs have seemed keen on defending the PDI-P politician, even as more party members get caught up in the case. “PDI-P higher-ups are trying to ensure that the party is not brought down by this case by taking the bullet [for Harun],” Indonesia Political Review executive director Ujang Komarudin told The Jakarta Post on Sunday. The party is deeply entangled in the case because it pertains to a dispute between the General Elections Commission (KPU) and the PDI-P over who should take over a House of Representatives seat left vacant by deceased PDI-P politician Nazaruddin Kiemas of the South Sumatra I electo...


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