By the end of February 2019, we learned that Sjamsul Nursalim through his legal counsel filed a civil lawsuit against an auditor of the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) and also against the institution of BPK concerning the audit report on the Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI). Not long before we learned about the lawsuit, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) told the press they had started a new inquisition into the BLBI graft case, which usually means that the KPK already has a new suspect, but the KPK was silent, until yesterday. On May 28, 2019, the KPK finally admit that they had named Sjamsul as the new suspect in the case. However, there are no further details on the decision. The KPK said they could prosecute Sjamsul in a trial in absentia. But even if later Sjamsul is declared guilty, can the KPK execute the verdict if they use this method to proceed with the investigation?
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