More from the Bank Century Case

On April 9, 2018, the South Jakarta District Court read a surprising verdict in response to a pre-trial lawsuit filed by Masyarakat Anti Korupsi Indonesia (MAKI) lead by one Boyamin Saiman. MAKI demanded the court to force the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to continue their investigation into the the Bank Century bailout case and that’s exactly what they get. On top of that, the sole presiding judge Judge Effendi Mukhtar ordered the KPK to name new suspects in the case. This is an unusual verdict in a pre-trial proceeding. Earlier this week, however, the Supreme Court published the minutes of the Supreme Court Leader’s Meeting, in which it is noted that Judge Effendi Mukhtar has been transferred to the Jambi District Court, which have a lower classification if compared to the South Jakarta District Court.

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