JAKARTA - Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri has declined to comply with a summons to appear as a witness in the investigation of the Bank Indonesia vote-buying bribery scandal.
The Corruption Eradication Communication (KPK) summoned Megawati to talk about several PDI-P lawmakers who allegedly accepted bribes to support the appointment of economist Miranda S. Goeltom as a senior Bank Indonesia deputy governor during the last legislative session.
PDI-P deputy chairman Trimedya Panjaitan said the party saw "certain political interests" behind the summons of the nation's former president. "We don't want any political interests behind this summons. We don't want to be dragged into political interests," Trimedya said on Saturday as quoted by kompas.com news portal.
Trimedya said the PDI-P would soon send a letter to the KPK on Megawati's refusal signed by himself and PDI-P secretary-general Tjahjo Kumolo.