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Publish Date: 14:57 - 16 March 2019
TEHRAN, Mar 16 - Indonesia's anti-graft agency on Saturday named a prominent Islamist politician backing President Joko Widodo's re-election campaign as a suspect in a bribery case, an investigator said.

Indonesia anti-graft agency names president's ally suspect in bribery caseTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The United Development Party (PPP) chairman Muhammad Romahurmuziy had allegedly accepted bribes to get two people high ranking jobs at the religious affairs ministry, Laode Syarif, deputy chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), told a news briefing.

Romahurmuziy was arrested on Friday, just weeks before legislative and presidential elections set for April 17, when Widodo will seek re-election.

Noting that 60 percent of cases handled by the anti-graft agency were related to politics, Syarif reminded the public in the runup to the election that they should "vote for those who are honest."

As part of the bribery investigation, the KPK has confiscated 156.8 million rupiah ($11,000).

Source: Reuters

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