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Indonesia Parliament Speaker in detention

Setya Novanto is one of the most senior politicians to be taken into custody by anti-corruption agency

Parliament Speaker Setya Novanto being escorted by officials from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Jakarta on Sunday. He has denied wrongdoing but has repeatedly missed summonses for questioning by the agency in recent months, saying he was ill and needed heart surgery.


INDONESIA'S Parliament Speaker, Setya Novanto, has been taken into custody by the anti-corruption agency after being arrested over his alleged role in causing state losses of US$170 million linked to a national electronic identity card scheme.

Novanto, clad in an orange

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