Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) resummoned General Election Commission (KPU) Chairman Arief Budiman and its Commissioner Evi Novida Ginting Manik over a bribery case on arrangement of interim-time members of the House of Representatives 2019-2024.

Both are scheduled for examination as witnesses for suspect Saiful Bahri from the private element.

The information was conveyed upon confirmation by acting spokesperson for the anti-graft body, Ali Fikri, in Jakarta, Tuesday.

The KPU chairman had earlier been questioned by the KPK on Tuesday (January 28), whilst commissioner Manik faced questioning on Friday, January 24. During the time, the KPK cross-checked the mechanism of the House's interim-time members’ arrangement proceedings in the KPU.

Furthermore, the KPK had summoned member of the House of Representatives from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) fraction Riezky Aprilia in connection with the case involving the same suspect. Aprilia was earlier questioned on Friday (February 7).

Other parties summoned by the KPK include the legal advocate to PDIP Donny Tri Istiqomah, for another suspect in the case, Wahyu Setiawan, who was commissioner to the KPU.

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The KPK on Thursday, January 9, announced four suspects in the case.

The bribe recipients were Wahyu Setiawan and former member of the Election Supervisory Board, also Setiawan's confidant, Agustiani Tio Fridelina (ATF), while PDIP member Harun Masiku, currently a fugitive and Saeful, were the bribe givers.

It was revealed that Setiawan requested operational funding of Rp900 million to help Masiku become a member of the House in the South Sumatra electoral district I, replacing the elected candidate from the PDIP faction in the South Sumatra electoral district I, Nazarudin Kiemas, who had passed away. Of this amount, Setiawan received Rp600 million.

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Translator: Benardy Ferdiansyah/Aria Cindy
Editor: Sri Haryati
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