Constitutional Court chief justice arrested over alleged corruption

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court (MK), AM, who was caught red-handed of receiving alleged bribe for a legal case concerning regional head election in Central Kalimantan.

"Investigators caught red-handed several people known for their initials as AM, CHN and CN, at Widya Chandra housing complex," KPK spokesman Johan Budi told the press here on Thursday.

CHN is a legislator and CN is a businessmen, he added.

"At Widya Chandra, the investigators seized Singaporean dollars estimated worth Rp2 billion to Rp3 billion. The money was believed to be offered by CHN and CN to AM allegedly in connection with the regional head elections in Gunung Mas District, Central Kalimantan.

Besides, KPK also arrested two other peoples with the initials of HB, a regional government official, and DH, a businessmen, in a hotel located in Central Jakarta.

They are now being detained for questioning for 1X24 hours, Budi said.