Indonesian Parliament Speaker Setya Novanto quits amid graft probe, say party colleagues

Indonesian parliament speaker, Setya Novanto (second left), at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building in Jakarta on Nov 21, 2017.
Indonesian parliament speaker, Setya Novanto (second left), at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building in Jakarta on Nov 21, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - The Speaker of Indonesia's Parliament, who is being investigated for his suspected involvement in a graft scandal, has tendered his resignation, several members of the assembly said on Monday (Dec 11).

A replacement for Setya Novanto as Speaker is expected to be decided by his party, Golkar, at an extraordinary meeting on Dec 19, said Dito Ganinduto, a Member of Parliament from Golkar.

Novanto had not resigned as chairman of the Golkar Party, Ganinduto said.