Indonesia reopens probe into sex video

INDONESIA - The House of Representatives' ethics council has enlisted three forensic and telematic experts to verify the authenticity of a sex tape allegedly featuring Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) lawmakers Karolin Margaret Natasa and Aria Bima.

"The ethics council will summon the experts in a week or two," chairman of the ethics council, Trimedya Panjaitan, said on Tuesday.

Council member Ali Maschan Moesa said the video, which went viral in the middle of 2012, had been investigated by the National Police's Criminal Investigations Directorate (Bareskrim) last year.

Ali said that the council decided to reopen the case after learning that Bareskrim's result was inconclusive.

"The conclusion reached by Bareskrim was rather shocking because they said they couldn't read the files, either for the video or the photographs," he said.