Berkarya Party Chairman Triggered by Statement Degrading Soeharto

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  • (R-L) The daughter of former Indonesian president Suharto, Siti Hediati Hariyadi, his youngest son Hutomo

    (R-L) The daughter of former Indonesian president Suharto, Siti Hediati Hariyadi, his youngest son Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, and former Indonesian military chief Gatot Nurmantyo attend Berkarya party congress at a hotel in Bogor, Indonesia, July 23, 2018. "At the start of 'Reformasi', people said we have to be free of corruption, collusion and nepotism, but now public officials are still caught red handed," he said. REUTERS/Beawiharta

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta -  Berkarya Party`s central executive board [DPP] chairman Badaruddin Andi Picunang requested PDIP’s Ahmad Basarah to clarify his statement that called former president Soeharto a ‘teacher of corruption’.

    “Berkarya Party’s legal aid (LBH) is studying it. [Ahmad’s statement] can be reported by the LBH Berkarya or by the Cendana family,” said Badaruddin who urged Ahmad to clarify his statement.

    The Cendana family mentioned by Badaruddin refers to the popular term used to describe Soeharto’s family members.

    Previously reported, Ahmad Basarah issued his statement as a reaction to Prabowo Subianto’s claim during an economic event held in Singapore on November 27, where Prabowo mentioned that corruption among Indonesia’s elites is cancerous. Even though, according to Ahmad, Prabowo was part of Soeharto’s corruptive New Order administration.

    Furthermore, Badaruddin said that Berkarya Party’ Chairman and son of the late Soeharto, Hutama Mandala Putra, popularly known as Tommy Soeharto, was offended by Ahmad’s statement and urged for the PDIP politician to immediately clarify his statement.

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