Supreme Court and KPK: together again

Indonesia’s Supreme Court and the Anti-Corruption Commission haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. However, the KPK recently won a victory when the Supreme Court convicted Bekasi Mayor Mochtar Mohammad to six years in prison and fined him Rp 300 million for graft. Mochtar had been the first defendant in the corruption court system ever acquitted. According to The Jakarta Post, last November the Bandung Corruption Court in West Java acquitted Mochtar. However, suspicions were raised because one of the corruption court judges, Ramlan Comel, was himself sentenced to two years in jail for corruption. The Supreme Court’s decision restores the KPK’s 100% conviction rate.

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