Hanoi (VNA) – Speaker of Indonesia’s People’sRepresentative Council Setya Novanto, also President of Golkar, the secondlargest political party of the country, was detained by the CorruptionEradication Commission (KPK) on November 19.
Novanto, 62, is under investigation over his alleged role incausing the country’s loss of 170 million USD which was detected in 2014.
On November 19, Novanto was transferred from the hospital toa detention centre after medical staff affirmed that his condition did notrequire hospitalisation.
Earlier, Novato’s lawyer filed a petition against his trialfor corruption, which is scheduled for November 30 at the South Jakarta DistrictCourt. Novanto has denied any wrongdoings in the case.
The KPK is probing the major corruption case involving anetwork of 80 people and some companies that took advantage of the launch of a 440-million-USDelectronic identification card system since 2011 to steal more than one thirdof Government budget.
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