Indonesia ruling party chief announces resignation after graft accusation
JAKARTA (AFP) - The chairman of Indonesia's ruling party, Anas Urbaningrum, announced his resignation Saturday after the country's anti-graft body named him a suspect in a multi-million dollar corruption case.
"I quit as the chairman of the Democratic Party," he told reporters in a press conference.
Fourty-three-year-old Urbaningrum was named a suspect Friday for allegedly receiving "gifts or a promise of gifts" in a graft case linked to the construction of the Hambalang sports centre project near Jakarta, worth around 1.17 trillion rupiah (S$149 million).
Mr Urbaningrum's resignation was widely expected as he had been among all Democratic Party officials to recently sign an "integrity pact" to give up their party posts if named a graft suspect.