Indonesia’s anti-graft has detained for questioning a member of parliament in a suspected bribery case related to land use in protected forests in Riau islands off Sumatra, agency officials said on April 9. Five people, including the member of parliament, were detained in a five-star Jakarta hotel and a total of about 70 million rupiah (USD 7,599) was found in a room and a car, said a spokesman for the agency, known as KPK. “His (the MP’s) status is still as a witness and we have the right to interrogate him for 24 hours before deciding his status,” Budi added. (Reuters)

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