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Indonesia's Golkar Party appoints new parliamentary speaker amid graft probe

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s Golkar Party has appointed Bambang Soesatyo as parliamentary speaker, after the previous speaker was indicted in a $170 million corruption scandal late last year, the party’s secretary general Muhammad Sarmuji said on Monday.

Golkar, which is a member of President Joko Widodo’s ruling coalition, has come under pressure to elect a speaker to clean up the party’s image and improve the standing of parliament, long regarded by Indonesians as riddled with entrenched corruption.

Reporting by Agustinus Beo Da Costa; Writing by Fergus Jensen; Editing by Michael Perry

Source: Reuters, JANUARY 15, 2018

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