Setya Novanto Returns As House Speaker

M Rodhi Aulia    •    30 November 2016 19:09 WIB
Setya Novanto Returns As House Speaker
Golkar chairman Setya Novanto (Photo: MI/M Irfan), Jakarta: Golkar Party chairman Setya Novanto has been reinstated as House of Representatives speaker.

The decision was made during a plenary meeting this afternoon (11/30). It was approved by all factions.

Novanto was forced to resign last year after he was reported to the House of Representatives ethics council.

Former energy minister Sudirman Said claimed Novanto demanded shares from PT Freeport Indonesia. Sudirman submitted a voice recording as evidence.

Novanto then filed a judicial review to the Constitutional Court. He argued the voice recording cannot be used as evidence.

The Constitutional Court accepted the judicial review last September. Golkar Party announced his reinstatement earlier this month.