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Deputy law and human rights minister tenders his resignation

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Jakarta, IO – Deputy Law and Human Rights Minister Edward Omar Sharif Hiariej resigned from his position. He took this decision after being named a suspect in a gratification case by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

Presidential Special Staff Coordinator Ari Dwipayana said Eddy’s resignation letter has been received by the State Secretariat on Monday (4/12), per CNN Indonesia, Thu (7/12).

He said the letter will be acted upon once President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo returned from a his working official visit to the region. “The letter was addressed to the president and will be conveyed immediately after the president returned to Jakarta,” said Ari.

Eddy Hiariej and two of his aides Yosi Andika Mulyadi and Yogi Arie Rukmana filed for a pretrial to the South Jakarta District Court. They sued KPK for naming them as suspects.

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Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) chairman Sugeng Teguh Santoso reported Eddy to KPK in March. Eddy was accused of influence peddling in the share ownership dispute involving PT Citra Lampia Mandiri, the company that owns a 2,000 hectare nickel mine in East Luwu, South Sulawesi. Eddy allegedly received Rp7 billion in bribe through Yosi and Yogi.

KPK has not officially announced Eddy’s status as a suspect. However, this graft buster has written to Jokowi informing his legal status. It has also alerted the Immigration Directorate General to prevent them from leaving the country for six months. (un)

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