Golkar Remains Controversial

Monday, 30 May 2016 , 16:40:00 WIB - Politics

General Chairman of Golkar Party, Setya Novanto (right), assisted by the General Secretary of Golkar, Idrus Marham (second right), and the Acting Chairman of Golkar Party, Nurdin Halid (second left), waved the flag of Golkar in the closing of the Golkar Party Special Congress (Munaslub) at Nusa Dua, Bali, Tuesday (17/5). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS - The organizing of Golkar Party Central Executive Board (DPP) management after the special congress (Munaslub) in Bali has been finished. Although the drafted management of Golkar Party changed a bit, Golkar Party under Setya Novanto leadership remains controversial.

The management of Golkar Central Executive Board (DPP) becomes controversial as some of the cadres who got selected were once involved in law cases. Nurdin Halid announced 247 names, 119 of them are acting committees, and the remaining cadres are included into the board of patrons, honor council, and expert council.

From the draft announced by Nurdin Halid on Monday (30/5), Yahya Zaini who was said to be selected as the Chairman of Legislative Relations and Political Agencies Division got replaced.

Previously, some people disagreed when Yahya Zaini's got selected to take a part in Golkar Party's management. Yahya Zaini is considered mischievous as he's once involved in a pornography scandal with a singer, Maria Eva.

Despite this, Golkar remains controversial although Yahya Zaini's name got removed from Golkar's management. There were other controversial cadres who got selected to take a part in Golkar's management, such as Fahd El Fouz Arafiq and Sigit Haryo Wibisono.

Fahd is selected as the Chairman of Youth and Sports Division. His name is controversial as he's once detained for getting involved in the Al-Qur'an procurement corruption.

Meanwhile, Sigit is chosen as the Chairman of Java III Election Winning Team. Sigit's name is also controversial as he was sentenced to 15 years prison for getting involved in a murder on Nasrudin Zulkarnain, President Director of PT Rajawali Putra Banjaran, and he's just got freed last September 6, 2015.

Besides them, there are still many controversial cadres of Golkar who got selected to take a part in the management. (dtc)