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Indonesia parliament speaker steps down after Freeport probe, no verdict announced yet

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Setya Novanto stepped down "to protect the dignity and honour of the Indonesian parliament as an institution, while creating calm among the people", according to his resignation letter.

Jakarta

THE Indonesian parliament's speaker Setya Novanto has resigned after a probe into his meeting with a mining executive, the house ethics board said.

Lawmakers did not announce a verdict on whether Novanto was guilty of an ethics breach as he has stepped down, Surahman

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