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PDIP's Legal Team Meet with KPU Commissioners

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Theofilus Ifan Sucipto, Christopher Harindra • 16 Januari 2020 17:21
Jakarta: A number of Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) attorneys visited the Office of the General Elections Commission (KPU), Jalan Imam Bonjol, Menteng, Jakarta. They wanted to have a discussion with a number of KPU commissioners.
PDI-P attorneys who came were I Wayan Sudirta and Teguh Samudera. They were welcomed directly by KPU’s Chairman Arief Budiman.
"I just want to have a discussion," said Wayan at the KPU Office, Jakarta on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

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The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) previously arrested KPU Commissioner Wahyu Setiawan, former member of the Election Oversight Body (Bawaslu) Agustiani Tio Fridelina, and a private individual by the name of Saeful. These arrests are related to an alleged bribery case involving PDI-P legislative candidate Harun Masiku.
Harun allegedly gave money to Wahyu through Saeful and Agustiani in order to smooth his way to become a member of the House of Representatives (DPR) to replace his colleague Nazaruddin Kiemas who passed away. Nazaruddin was a PDI-P candidate who won the most votes in the electoral district of South Sumatra I.
The KPK seized IDR 400 million in Singapore dollar denominations during this arrest. Wahyu reportedly received a IDR 200 million bribe.
KPK investigators initially wanted to search the PDI-P Office in Jalan Diponegoro, Jakarta. However, the search was canceled because the PDI-P security officers banned KPK investigators from entering. They were not able to enter since the investigators did not bring an official letter/warrant.

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