Indonesia’s Constitutional Court Judge Arrested Over Alleged Graft


KPK Headquarters in South Jakarta.

Jakarta,27 Rabiul Akhir 1438/26 January 2017 (MINA) – Indonesia’s anti-graft agency has arrested Constitutional Court judge and former Justice and Human Rights Minister Patrialis Akbar in an alleged bribery case.

He was among a number of individuals who were rounded up on Thursday (Jan 26) in a sting operation by the country’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), local media reported.

Constitutional Court chief justice Arief Hidayat told a press conference that one of its court justices has been arrested, without giving names. He said the court will provide “full support” to the KPK to probe the judge and investigate the matter.

The court will also propose a “dishonourable dismissal” if the judge is proven to have committed a violation, he was quoted by as saying..

“We are shocked and heavy (hearted) over this tragedy,” he added.

Local media reported that Mr Patrialis is still being questioned at the KPK headquarters in South Jakarta. Investigators have also searched his home in Jatinegara, East Jakarta. (T/RS05/RS01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)



Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)