Indonesian lawmakers accused of sexual harassment

Indonesian lawmakers accused of sexual harassment

The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) has reported several lawmakers to the House of Representatives' ethics council for allegedly harassing a female Indonesia Broadcast Commission (KPI) candidate during an interview.

Commission chairman Yuniyanti Chuzaifah said she had received reports that members of the House asked sexist questions during a screening for KPI candidates. "We did not get the reports from the victim directly. We are now seeking clarification from the House," she said as quoted by tribunneews.com.

The House's ethics council will summons the accused lawmakers from the House's Commission I to clarify the allegations.

Council member Ali Maschan Moesa said they were told that Agatha Lily was asked: "Why are you beautiful?" and "How many times did you go to the spa today."

One of the accused lawmakers, TB Hasanudin, said that the lawmakers were only joking and that they had known Agatha for a long time.

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