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KPK to Attend Setya Novanto Pretrial Hearing
Chief House of Representative, Setya Novanto, before undergo examination in Corruption Eradication Commission, Jakarta, November 21, 2017. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto
Tuesday, 05 December, 2017 | 06:32 WIB
KPK to Attend Setya Novanto Pretrial Hearing

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) spokesman Priharsa Nugraha said that the anti-graft agency will attend a pretrial hearing of Setya Novanto, a suspect in the electronic ID cards (e-KTP) graft case, on December 7.

The KPK earlier failed to attend a pretrial hearing scheduled for November 30 and requested a suspension for three weeks. The South Jakarta District Court accepted the request and suspended the hearing for a week.

Read also: Setya Novanto Resigns After Golkar Exraordinary Meeting: Lawyer

Setya Novanto filed a second pretrial lawsuit on November 16. The Golkar Party chairman challenges the KPK’s decision to name him a suspect in the e-KTP graft case.

Earlier on September 29, a court overturned the suspect status of Setya Novanto. Sole judge Cepi Iskandar said that the naming of Novanto as a suspect was illegitimate since as the decision was made at the beginning of the investigation instead of the end of it.

 

M YUSUF MANURUNG

 



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