Setya Novanto, one of the most powerful politicians and the House Speaker of Indonesia has once again been embroiled in another scandal. Mr. Novanto who was acquitted in 2015 for allegations in seeking a bribe from Freeport McMoran, the US-based mining giant.
Recently in July, Setya who is also the chairman of Indonesia's oldest political Golkar, was named a suspect in a scandal over the procurement of a new national electronic identity card by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). It is estimated that the scandal, which has been the biggest to engulf the House of Representatives has embezzled close to Rp 2.3 trillion (US$ 180.05 million)
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