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Novanto Dodges KPK Summons, Demands President's Clearance

Juven Martua Sitompul    •    13 November 2017 14:56

Illustration (Photo: MI/Atet Dwi P) Illustration (Photo: MI/Atet Dwi P)

Jakarta: The electronic id-card (e-KTP) graft suspect Setya Novanto has dodged the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) summons for the third time.

This morning, KPK planned to examine the House of Representatives speaker as a witness for another e-KTP graft suspect. KPK wanted to question the Golkar Party chairman about the e-KTP budget deliberation in the parliament.

"He failed to attend KPK's questioning. He refused to come without president's clearance," KPK spokesperson Febri Diansyah said.

In October, KPK named Novanto as a suspect in the e-KTP graft case for the second time. A number of media leaked Novanto's suspect status before the official announcement.

In July, KPK named Novanto as a suspect in the high-profile graft case for the first time. A pretrial ruling revoked Novanto's suspect status few months later.