Former commissioner of the General Election Commission (KPU), Wahyu Setiawan. Photo: M Sholahadhin Azhar
Former commissioner of the General Election Commission (KPU), Wahyu Setiawan. Photo: M Sholahadhin Azhar

Presidential Palace in Process of Dismissing Wahyu

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Damar Iradat, Christopher Harindra • 17 Januari 2020 10:53
Jakarta: Presidential Palace prepares a decree (SK) to dismiss Wahyu Setiawan. The decree follows up on the verdict of the Election Organization Ethics Council (DKPP) which dismissed Wahyu as a commissioner of the General Election Commission (KPU).
 
"The permanent dismissal of KPU member, WS (Wahyu Setiawan) according to legislation, is being processed," said President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo's spokesman, Fadjroel Rachman, when confirmed on Friday, January 17, 2020.
 
A copy of the decision made at the DKPP trial on Wahyu has been received by the Ministry of State Secretariat. However, Fadjroel did not want to talk much about Wahyu's replacement at the KPU.

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"The current stage is to dismiss WS first," he explained.
 
The DKPP dismissed Wahyu as a KPU commissioner because it was proven to violate the code of ethics and conduct guidelines for election organizers. He was implicated in bribery.
 
"To grant the complaints of the complainants (the Election Supervisory Body) in full," said the task of the Chairman of DKPP Muhammad in the DKPP Building, Central Jakarta on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
 
In the consideration of the DKPP, Wahyu as a member of the KPU showed partisanship and attitude that violates Article 6 paragraph 2 letter b of the principle of self-respect in conjunction with Article 8 letters a, b, and d of DKPP Regulation No. 2 of 2017 concerning the Code of Ethics and the Code of Conduct for Election Administrators.
 
The KPK conducted a sting operation (OTT) against Wahyu on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Wahyu was suspected of accepting bribes from Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Politician Harun Masiku.
 
The KPK also seized Rp400 million in Singapore dollars while OTT at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten. Previously, Wahyu was suspected of accepting Rp200 million in bribes.
 
The Anti-Corruption Agency named four suspects. Wahyu Setiawan and his confidants, as well as a former member of Bawaslu, Agustiani Tio Fridelina, became suspects of receiving bribes.
 
PDI-P Politician Harun Masiku and an accomplice, Saeful, are the suspected bribers. Saeful is suspected to be a staff member at the Central Board of the PDI-P.
 
Wahyu and Tio are subject to Article 12 paragraph (1) letter a or b or Article 11 of Law (Law) Number 31 of 1999 as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning Eradication of Corruption Article 55 paragraph (1) 1st Criminal Code.
 
Harun and Saeful are subject to Article 5 paragraph 1 letter a or b or Article 13 of Law Number 31 of 1999 as amended by Law Number 20 of 2001 concerning Eradication of Corruption in conjunction with Article 55 paragraph (1) of the Criminal Code.

 

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