Determined to keep abreast of affairs throughout the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyon has installed a 'situation room' at the Presidential Palace. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Prosecutors Seek 3 Years for BI Bribery Case Suspects

Jakarta Globe, Nivell Rayda, May 05, 2010

Former Golkar lawmaker Hamka Yandhu at the Anti-Corruption Court on Tuesday where he is on trial for bribery. (JG Photo/Afriadi Hikmal)|

Prosecutors at the Anti-Corruption Court on Tuesday demanded prison terms of three years each for one sitting and one former member of the House of Representatives for their roles in a Rp 24 billion ($2.7 million) bribery case.

Former Golkar Party lawmaker Hamka Yandhu and sitting United Development Party (PPP) legislator Endin Soefihara are accused of receiving Rp 7.3 billion and Rp 2 billion respectively in exchange for voting for economist Miranda Goeltom as Bank Indonesia senior deputy governor in 2004.

The remainder of the money was allegedly channeled to two other defendants, who are being tried separately. They are sitting Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) lawmaker Dudhie Makmun Murod and former lawmaker Udju Djuhaeri, from the now defunct Police and Military faction.

“The defendant has damaged the public’s trust in the House of Representatives and betrayed the mandate given as a representative of the people,” lead prosecutor Sarjono Turin said in making the sentencing demand for Hamka. The same argument was used by prosecutor Triyono for Endin.

The three-year sentences are short of the five years the suspects could face under the law, with prosecutors citing the return of the money and the two defendants’ admission of guilt as mitigating circumstances.

Prosecutors also sought Rp 150 million in fines for the suspects or an additional six months in prison.

Hamka has said he channeled money to other Golkar politicians on the instruction of former National Development Planning Minister Paskah Suzetta, who at the time was deputy chairman of the House’s financial commission. “It was Paskah who instructed me to pick up the traveler’s checks from Arie,” he said.

Hamka was referring to Arie Malangjudo, also known as Ahmad Hakim Safari, an aide to businesswoman Nunun Nurbaeti Daradjatun and reportedly a close friend of Miranda’s.

Paskah has denied ever receiving the money, saying that “Hamka acted alone and without my consent or knowledge.”

At his trial on Tuesday, Dudhie repeated his claim that he was instructed by senior PDI-P member Panda Nababan to pick up the checks and distribute them to fellow party lawmakers.

Amir Karyatin, Dudhie’s lawyer, asked the court to instruct the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to arrest Miranda, Nunun and other lawmakers who allegedly received money. “If it doesn’t arrest those who received the bribe money, the KPK will upset the sense of equality before the law,” Amir said.

The KPK believes that 39 of the 41 lawmakers who voted for Miranda received bribe money.

Hamka and Endin are scheduled to present their final arguments when the trial resumes next Tuesday, the same day on which a verdict is expected for Dudhie and Udju.

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