The disgraced Regent of Talaud Islands in North Sulawesi Sri Wahyumi Maria Manalip was found guilty of corruption two years ago. Maria, however, was lucky because her sentence was reduced by the Supreme Court. So she could be released sooner than expected. That said, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) refused to let her go. As soon as Maria walked out of the prison, the KPK arrested her again on allegation of involvement in a new case. Maria decided to file for a pre-trial to challenge the KPK decision but the attempt failed. Separately, in another case of pre-trial filed against the KPK, the KPK questioned the legal standing of the plaintiff, the infamous organization MAKI.

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