Governor's wife allegedly accepted $104,400 in bribes

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The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested five people in Bengkulu on Tuesday, including Bengkulu Governor Ridwan Mukti and his wife Lili Madarati, the latter of whom allegedly accepted Rp 1 billion (S$104,400) in bribes from a contractor.

"She was arrested because she allegedly accepted bribes for a project. The KPK team has brought Lili to Jakarta," the head of the Bengkulu Police criminal investigation department, Sr. Comr. Herman, said as reported by kompas.com.

Personnel from the Bengkulu Police were reportedly involved in the operation that led to the arrests.

Meanwhile, Golkar Party secretary general Idrus Marham said he talked to the chairman of Golkar's Bengkulu chapter, Imron Rosyadi, to monitor the case and provide legal assistance to Ridwan, who is a Golkar member.

"One of the principles Golkar adopted was that if a member was involved in a case, the party's central executive board will have the head of its law and human rights division oversee and assist the individual in question to make sure the legal process is done justly," he said in Jakarta on Tuesday as reported by kompas.com.

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