Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Indonesia's anti-corruption chief arrested

 Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission chief Antasari Azhar, center, walks with his lawyers at Jakarta police headquarters before questioning ...
 Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission chief Antasari Azhar, center, walks with his lawyers at Jakarta police headquarters before questioning ...

Indonesia Corruption

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission chief Antasari Azhar, center, walks with his lawyers at Jakarta police headquarters before questioning ...

Indonesia Corruption

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission chief Antasari Azhar, center, walks with his lawyers at Jakarta police headquarters before questioning ...

The chief of Indonesia's anti-corruption watchdog was arrested Monday and officially named a suspect in the murder of a prominent state company executive, police and his lawyer said.
Antasari Azhar, who has overseen a series of high-profile investigations into government officials and institutions, has not been officially charged in the crime.
But he was arrested Monday as a suspect in the drive-by-shooting of Nasrudin Zulkarnaen after eight hours of questioning at police headquarters in the capital, Jakarta, said police spokesman Col. Chrysnanda Dwilaksana.
Azhar's lawyer, Denny Kailimang, confirmed the report but had no further comment.
Indonesia ranks as one of the world's most corrupt countries and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's vows to crack down on graft helped him win 2004 elections. Several arrests of key officials by the independently run Corruption Eradication Commission have boosted his chances for re-election this June.
Azhar, who has headed the watchdog since 2007, is one of nine people in detention for Zulkarnaen's murder.
The investigation is ongoing.


Updated : 2021-07-29 04:46 GMT+08:00