M. Romahurmuziy, the chairman of the United Development Party, is the latest high-profile politician rounded up by anti-graft agency KPK in the past 12 months. (Antara Photo/Reno Esnir)

PPP Chairman Romahurmuziy Detained by KPK

BY : FAROUK ARNAZ

MARCH 15, 2019

Jakarta. The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, has detained M. Romahurmuziy, the chairman of the United Development Party, in Surabaya, East Java, two sources from East Java police confirmed on Friday (15/03).  

The chairman, known as Romy, is the latest high profile politician rounded up by the anti-graft agency in the past 12 months.

Romy is a key supporter of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who is trying to get re-elected for a second term. The Indonesian presidential election is set for April 17.

Commissioner Frans Barung Mangera, the East Java Police spokesman, confirmed the arrest happened in Surabaya but did not reveal the charges against Romy.  

"That's right. Please ask the KPK [for more details]," he added.

Another high-ranking official at the National Police in Jakarta said that Romy is being questioned by KPK at an unidentified compound at the police headquarters in Surabaya.

KPK officials are not available for comment at the moment.

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