Tag: Anas Urbaningrum

Law & Politics: Anas Urbaningrum’s Reconsideration and the BLBI Graft Case

The trial of Anas Urbaningrum’s Reconsideration has entered the last hearing. The hearing becomes more interesting with Anas’ antics. Anas is former chairman of Democratic Party established by Indonesia’s sixth president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Meanwhile, the same court continued the trial of Syafruddin “Syaf” Arsyad Temenggung, the former chairman of the Indonesia’s Bank Restructuring Agency (BPPN), who is a suspect in the BLBI graft case. Balancing acts ahead of next year’s legislative and presidential election.

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Artidjo Alkostar’s Retirement and A Series of Reconsideration Petition

Justice Artidjo Alkostar officially retired on May 22, 2018. During his tenure, he was known as the mortal enemy of corruptors, for he would deny almost all petition for legal remedies submitted by graft convicts. His retirement is not that interesting to be discussed, what is interesting is that after his retirement date, the Supreme Court received three petition for Reconsideration (PK) filed by three famous graft convicts, i.e., Anas Urbaningrum, Siti Fadilah and Suryadharma Ali.

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Hanura Party’s Fresh Ammunition

Businessman-cum-politician Oesman Sapta Odang has been officially crowned as the new chairman of Hanura Party to replace General Wiranto (who had resigned because of his position as the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law & Security affairs). That said, Wiranto maintains a respected position in Hanura as the chairman of the Party’s Advisory Council. In addition to that, Hanura has added some new figures in its central executive management board (DPP). These new figures may become the Party’s fresh ammunitions to compete in both national and local politics.

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E-KTP Case: How Far Up Can the KPK Go? (2)

On Tuesday (Dec. 13), the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) examined the Chairman of Golkar Setya Novanto, who is also the speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR), as a witness in the electronic identity card (e-KTP) graft case. Novanto, according to Muhammad Nazaruddin (a graft convict and former Treasurer of Democratic Party), was one of the big names involved in the e-KTP scandal. But Nazaruddin also said that there could be other (even bigger) names involved. Will the KPK’s investigation eventually catch these big fishes?

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E-KTP Graft Case: New Suspect

Last week, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) examined Muhammad Nazaruddin, graft convict and the former Treasurer of the Democratic Party for three consecutive days. Nazaruddin, who’s also a suspect in a money laundering case, was examined in connection with his involvement in the abuse of the procurement of electronic identity card (e-KTP). Nazaruddin repeated every testimony he’s given before to the investigators for the past two years in hope that the KPK would finally ensnared the responsible parties, including the former Minister of Home Affairs under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration Gamawan Fauzi. But instead of examining the names Nazaruddin mentioned, the KPK named a new suspect in the case.

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