Indonesian national police arrest a deputy of powerful anti-graft commission

January 23, 2015 6:30 AM

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JAKARTA, Indonesia – An official of Indonesia's top corruption-fighting body was arrested Friday, days after he said a national police chief hopeful was a graft suspect, sparking public demands for the country's president to defend the body.

Bambang Widjojanto, 55, a deputy head of the Corruption Eradication Commission was arrested near the capital, Jakarta, for alleged false testimony when he was dealing with a regional election dispute as a lawyer before a court in 2010, said National Police spokesman Maj. Gen. Ronny Franky Sompie.

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