PDI-P Won't Help Graft Suspect Adriansyah with Legal Counsel: Minister

The leader of the Jakarta branch is expected to resign. (Antara Photo/Nyoman Budhiana)

By : Jakarta Globe | on 3:56 PM April 11, 2015
Category : News, Corruption

Jakarta. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, or PDI-P, will not provide legal help for a politician arrested on corruption charges during the party’s congress in Bali, the party’s former secretary general on Saturday.

“The party has strict regulations. We will not provide any legal defense. Those who are involved in a legal case can find it by themselves,” said Tjahjo Kumolo, who currently serves as Indonesia’s minister of home affairs.

Adriansyah, 60, who is a legislator at the House of Representatives’s Commission IV, which oversees forestry, fisheries and agriculture, was arrested by the investigating team of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Thursday evening at a hotel in Sanur, Bali.

KPK investigators also detained Brig. Agung Krisdianto, a police officer from Menteng Police in Central Jakarta and confiscated a sum of cash — Rp 48.5 million and S$40,000.

In a related sting, KPK agents arrested a businessman named Andrew Hidayat at a hotel in Senayan, South Jakarta, less than an hour before swooping on Adriansyah.

The KPK said that Andrew, a director at coal mining company Mitra Maju Sukses, had bribed Adriansyah when he headed the Tanah Laut district in South Kalimantan from 2003 to 2013, to issue a permit for a mining concession.


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