Sunariah, Jakarta – Around 40 members of the People’s Representative Assembly (DPR) for the period 2004-2009 are suspected of being involved in corruption. Most originate from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (15), the Golkar Party (10) and the United Development Party (8). The remainder are from the Democratic Party (3), the National Mandate Party (3) and the Justice and Welfare Party (1).
This information came from data gathered by Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) which was provided to journalists on Wednesday February 24. In its report, ICW also mentioned the names of assembly members who are suspected of being involved in corruption as well as the type and extent of the corruption they have perpetrated.
Their cases are still under investigation and by law enforcement officials but a number of assembly members have already been confirmed as suspects.
Many other cases of suspected corruption involving assembly members however were not investigated such as involvement in running departments in Hong Kong and South Korea. There have even been some who have been released or the investigation into their cases terminated.
[Translated by James Balowski.]