Indonesia to drop corruption case

State prosecutor drops controversial legal case against two anti-graft officials.

    Bibit Samad Riyanto, right, and Chandra Hamzah, left, said the case was fabricated [Reuters]

    Last month secret wiretap recordings were played in court of police, prosecutors and the brother of a corruption suspect allegedly discussing ways that false charges could be brought against the two men.

    The case has highlighted a bitter power struggle between the respected KPK, which has been at the forefront of the fight against corruption, and the police and attorney-general's office.

    Marwan Effendy, Indonesia's deputy attorney general for special crimes, said that state prosecutors would issue letters on Tuesday to stop the case.

    He said the move was intended "to maintain harmony among the various legal institutions, the KPK, the attorney-general's office, and the police, in order to eradicate corruption."

     

    SOURCE: Agencies


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