Indonesia top judge's arrest highlights failure of graft fight: Analysts
JAKARTA (AFP) - The shock arrest of one of Indonesia's top judges for alleged bribery has highlighted the failure of efforts to clean up the country's corruption-riddled public institutions and prevent graft at the highest levels, analysts say.
Anti-corruption officials arrested Akil Mochtar, the constitutional court's chief justice, on Wednesday after allegedly catching him being handed a bribe by a businessman and a lawmaker at his Jakarta home.
The businessman and MP and three other people have been detained alongside Mochtar, 52, in a case that the country's anti-graft agency says is linked to a disputed local poll. Mochtar is alleged to have received more than US$300,000 (S$374,000) in bribes.
It is just the latest high-profile graft case in Indonesia after the recent arrest of the chief energy regulator on suspicion of bribery and the jailing of the former top traffic police officer for 10 years for corruption.