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However, several quarters believe that ...
However, several quarters believe that the naming of KPK Chairman Abraham Samad and KPK Deputy Chief Bambang Widjojanto as suspects was mere criminalization, following the naming of former national police chief nominee Commissioner General Budi Gunawan as a suspect by the KPK in a corruption case.
Budi and his team of lawyers ...
Budi and his team of lawyers have repeatedly denied the allegations, claiming that the decision to name him a suspect in the case was based on a personal vendetta launched by KPK chairman Abraham Samad.
djojanto and Abraham ...
djojanto and Abraham Samad.
President Jokowi's statement also fails to answer what would become of KPK chief Abraham and deputy chief Bambang given their statuses as suspects on dubious charges.
The South and West Sulawesi Police ...
The South and West Sulawesi Police released former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Abraham Samad on Tuesday evening following a brief detention.
was detained by the police after being grilled for hours in a forgery case, with KPK leaders immediately petitioning National Police chief Gen.
Badrodin Haiti for his
Deputy KPK chairman Johan Budi said the commission's leaders had been taken aback to learn that the National Police had detained Abraham, since the latter had cooperated fully with police investigators.
Last Thursday, the KPK persuaded the National Police not to detain another former KPK commissioner, Bambang Widjojanto, who, along with Abraham, was pivotal in the decision to name Budi a suspect in a bribery case in January.
Temperature rising:: Indonesian ...
Temperature rising:: Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) acting secretary-general Hasto Kristiyanto tells reporters on Thursday that Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chief Abraham Samad once lobbied party executives to support Abraham's bid to become the running mate of then presidential candidate Joko
Temperature rising: Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) acting secretary-general Hasto Kristiyanto tells reporters on Thursday that Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chief Abraham Samad once lobbied party executives to support Abraham's bid to become the running mate of then presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in last year's election.
In a move perceived by many as a cavalier counterattack against the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has accused the antigraft body's chairman, Abraham Samad, of abusing his power in retaliation for the failure of his bid to become vice president.
"The initiative [for the meetings] was pushed by one of Abraham's
campaign team members.
Two of them, D1 and D2, actively lobbied us," he
said, identifying the two confidants by their initials only.
In the first meeting, Hasto alleged, Abraham
said that he
had a good relationship with the PDI-P, pointing out that he
had greased the wheels of justice for a number of PDI-P members convicted of graft, resulting in more lenient sentences.
"Therefore, we designed a scenario where Pak Abraham could meet with Pak Jokowi at [Adisucipto] Airport's Blue Sky lounge," Hasto said.
The meeting at the airport in Yogyakarta, which occured in early May 2014, was claimed by Abraham
to be a coincidence.
Separately, the KPK's deputy chairman for prevention, Johan S. Budi, said that Abraham had labeled the allegation as "slander".
" [But] if there is firm evidence against Abraham Samad
, we will take all necessary measures," he
Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto said it was unlikely that Jokowi's campaign team had met Abraham, citing his experience as a former member of a team that helped Jokowi during the election campaign.
"To my knowledge, such meetings would not have been possible because Abraham
could not act alone without [being monitored] by KPK officials," Andi said on Thursday .