The Panel of Judges of the Corruption Court of the Central Jakarta District Court announced a surprising verdict on November 4, 2019. Sofyan Basir, the former President Director of PT PLN (Persero) who was tried for the Riau Power Plant (PLTU Riau-1) graft case, was acquitted of all charges. The Panel of Judges unanimously agreed that the prosecutors had failed to prove their allegations. KPK filed an appeal several days later to the Supreme Court. We waited for over six months to learn that the Supreme Court had sided with Sofyan Basir and upheld the district court’s decision. The KPK has once again failed to defend its argument.

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