Antigraft activist Mathur Husaini seen in hospital after he was shot in front of his home on Jan. 20. (Antara Photo/M. Risyal Hidayat)

Lawmaker, 3 Others Arrested for Shooting E. Java Antigraft Activist

FEBRUARY 03, 2015

Jakarta. Four people including a local lawmaker have been arrested for alleged involvement in the shooting of an anticorruption activist in East Java.

Aldi Alfarisi, who heads a commission at the Bangkalan City Council, was arrested along with three other men, who allegedly shot Mathur Husairi on Jan. 20.

"All four suspects have been arrested on Monday at 10 p.m," a spokesman for Bangkalan Police, Adj. Sr. Comr. Hanny Hidayat, told Tuesday.

"This commission head of the city council is the mastermind behind the shooting," Hanny added.

Mathur was shot in the waist in front of his house in Bangkalan in the early morning. He was in critical condition after the shooting and is still in hospital.

Bangkalan district has been rocked by a corruption scandal that saw the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrest Bangkalan City Council Speaker Fuad Amin Imron for taking kickbacks from an energy company in connection with a natural gas concession. He was arrested in December and is currently being held in Jakarta.

The KPK last month seized two Surabaya homes, six cars and Rp 100 million ($8,000) in cash from Fuad.