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President to sign "Kepres" for Andi Nurpati

Jumat, 9 Juli 2010 14:36 WIB | 488 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will soon sign a Presidential Decree (Kepres) on the dismissal of suspended Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) member Andi Nurpati.

The Kepres would soon be sign in relation with a a recommendation from Corruption Eradication Commission and KPU Council of Ethics to dismiss Andi Nurpati.

"In one or two days from now the president will sign the decree," presidential spokesman Julian Aldrin Pasha said at Presidential Palace here on Friday.

He said State Secretariat at present was processing letters from KPU and KPU Council of Ethics before conveying the letters to President Yudhoyono.

Julian added that the president would certainly follow up the letters from KPU and KPU Council of Ethics.

Meanwhile, Minister/State Secretary Sudi Silalahi on Thursday said he had received a letter of the General Election Commission over the discharge of its member Andi Nurpati.

"The KPU letter that asked for the discharge of Andi Nurpati has been received," Silalahi said before he attended a cabinet meeting at the presidential office here on Thursday.

He said that the government would soon follow up the KPU letter by establishing a presidential decree. "We will process it soon," he said.

But Silalahi was not yet able to explain the content of the presidential decree that would be issued.

The state secretary said that the government only had the right to follow up the letter of the KPU which asked the discharge of Andi Nurpati.

Earlier, the KPU Council of Ethics recommended the discharge of KPU member Andi Nurpati because she violated Law Number 22 / 2007 on the Implementation of General Elections, and KPU Regulation No.31/2007 on the General Elections Code of Ethics.

"The KPU Council of Ethics recommended that Andi Nurpati be discharged," Chairman of the Ethics Council of the KPU Jimly Asshiddiqie said when he read the council`s recommendation.

Andi was taken to the session of the KPU Council of Ethics on suspicion that she had violated the code of ethics in two cases, namely in the regional head election in Tolitoli and her involvement in the ruling Democrats Party as an executive.
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