Jakarta – The Election Organization Ethics Council (DKPP) has discharged a General Elections Commission (KPU) member, Evi Novida Ginting Manik, from her position as she was found to have violated the commission's code of ethics by falsifying the 2019 regional election results in West Kalimantan.
The DKPP made the ruling at the end of a disciplinary hearing in Jakarta on Wednesday.
"[The DKPP] imposes a permanent dismissal on Evi Novida Ginting Manik as a member of the KPU," the acting chairman of the DKPP, Muhammad, said as quoted by kompas.com.
The DKPP also issued stern warnings against KPU chairman Arief Budiman and some other commissioners, namely Pramono Ubaid Tanthowi, Ilham Saputra, Viryan Azis and Hasyim Asy'ari.
Similar stern warnings were given to members of the KPU West Kalimantan: Erwin Irawan, Mujiyo and Zainab.
The KPU was found responsible for manipulating the election results of the West Kalimantan electorate district 6. It reportedly reduced the number of votes for Gerindra Party member Hendri Makaluasc and transferred them to Cok Hendri Ramapon.
The DKPP had previously dismissed Evi from her position as head of the human resources department at the KPU for cheating in the selection process of KPU members in East Kolaka regency of Southeast Sulawesi. (vny)