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Nine political parties in Indonesia failed to report full details of campaign donors

Members of the municipal police (Satpol PP) removing campaign paraphernalia from public spaces in Temanggung district, Central Java. The Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) said nine of the 16 political parties that contested last month's legislative election did not fully report the identities of their campaign contributors. (Antara Photo/Anis Efizudin). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

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JAKARTA, May 29, 2019, Jakarta Global. Indonesia’s election watchdog said nine political parties that contested the 2019 legislative election have failed to report the complete details of their campaign contributors, reported the Jakarta Global.

The finding is the result of monitoring each party’s campaign-receipt and expenditure report.

“Of the 16 political parties that participated in the 2019 election, nine did not fully report the identities of their contributors,” Fritz Edward Siregar, an official at the Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu), said in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The nine parties are the Golkar Party, Democratic Party, National Awakening Party (PKB), Change Indonesia Movement Party (Garuda), Working Party (Berkarya), Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI), National Democratic Party (NasDem), People’s Conscience Party (Hanura) and Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (PKPI).

Among them, the PSI has the highest number of contributors with incomplete identities. According to Bawaslu, there were 70 individual donors and two campaign funding groups with incomplete identities who donated to the party.

The second on the list is the PKB, with six individual donors and one campaign funding group.

The Democratic Party has four individual donors with incomplete identities, while three each for Garuda and the PKPI. Golkar has one individual donor and one donation from a business entity, both unidentified.

Hanura has one individual donor and one campaign funding group who are not properly identified, while NasDem has one incompletely identified business entity that donated to its campaign.

“The missing information relates to contact phone numbers and tax identification numbers [known as NPWP] which were not included [in the reports],” Fritz said.

However, he said all participants in the election, including political parties, had complied with legal provisions on campaign finance.

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