Jakarta: The Election Organization Ethics Council (DKPP) will decide the ethical violation of the Commissioner of the General Election Commission (KPU) Wahyu Setiawan on Thursday, January 16, 2020. The DKPP will bring the results of the Wayhu ethics trial to the plenary meeting for decision making.
"We hope it will be quick, after we have a meeting this afternoon, hopefully in time. The plan is this afternoon we will discuss the results of the trial," Muhammad said at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Office, Jakarta on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
Muhammad explained that the DKPP is collective in making decisions. Therefore, the results of Wahyu's ethics trial must be brought to the plenary meeting to get approval from all DKPP leaders.
On the other hand, Muhammad stressed that Wahyu's resignation would not abort DKPP's authority in examining Wahyu. The reason is, Wahyu is still a member of the KPU as long as there is no termination letter from the President.
"So, administratively he resigned to the President. Now, as long as the President has not yet issued a decree, WS’s status is still KPU’s commissioner," he said.
Muhammad explained that there were three things that underlie the dismissal of KPU members, namely death, not meeting the conditions, and being dishonorably discharged.
"Being Dismissed disrespectfully can be due to breaking promises or the codes of ethics," Muhammad said.
The DKPP ethics trial will be held at the KPK office at around 14:00 local time. In the closed session, DKPP will present the KPU and The Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) their findings.
The KPK conducted a sting operation (OTT) against Wahyu on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Wahyu was allegedly receiving bribes from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Politician Harun Masiku.
The KPK also seized IDR 400 million in Singapore dollar denominations during the OTT at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Tangerang, Banten. Previously, Wahyu was also suspected to have received a bribe of IDR 200 million.
The Anti-Corruption Agency named four suspects in this case. Wahyu Setiawan and his confidant and former member of Bawaslu, Agustiani Tio Fridelina, became suspects of receiving bribes.
PDI-P politician Harun Masiku and his accomplice, Saeful, are suspected bribers. Saeful is suspected to be a staff member at the Central Board of the PDI-P.