Indonesia’s Anti-Graft Agency Arrest Infamous House Speaker
Parliament Speaker and Golkar Party chairman Setya Novanto is finally under arrest for his alleged role in one of Indonesia’s most egregious ever graft cases, but not before he found yet another way to try and avoid the long arm of the Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK). Indonesia had been captivated by the hunt for Novanto, who is being pursued over his links to a multi-million-dollar corruption scandal. The influential politician vanished for 24 hours, but later turned up heavily bandaged in a hospital emergency room saying he had been involved in a car crash. Johannes Marliem, a witness in the case who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, told the Indonesian media that his life might be a danger, days before he killed himself.