Disgraced Bekasi Judge Claims He Had ‘Drug Parties’ With Other Judges

By webadmin on 12:27 pm Nov 02, 2012
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Jakarta Globe

The Judicial Commission said on Friday
it will look into claims by a disgraced Bekasi judge that many of his
colleagues in Jakarta were drug users and often engaged in “drug
parties.”

“He [Puji Wijayanto] said he often
used ecstasy together with other judges in Jakarta,” Judicial
Commission deputy chairman Iman Anshari Saleh told Detik.com on
Friday.

Puji was arrested by the National
Narcotics Agency
at the aptly named Illigals Hotel and Club in West
Jakarta in October with an undisclosed quantity of ecstasy pills and
meth.

Iman said Puji told him he often had
these parties with judges from the Central Jakarta district court and
judges who work for Supreme Court justices.

“But he did not want to say how many
judges or name names,” Iman added.

A Central Jakarta district court judge
named Sudjatmiko denied Puji’s claims.

“As far as I know,
none of my colleagues are using drugs,” Sudjatmiko said as quoted
by Detik.com. “I’m sure they’re all clean. That confession is
completely not true. I can guarantee that 100 percent of Central
Jakarta district court judges are drug-free. My colleagues and I are
ready to be tested, both urine and blood.”

Following Puji’s
arrest, the Judicial Commission and BNN on Wednesday signed a
memorandum of understanding to prevent judges from consuming illegal
drugs.

Judicial Commission Chairman Eman Suparman has asked
BNN to give urine tests to all judges at all courts in Indonesia,
from the district level all the way to the Supreme Court.

“We
have to uphold the dignity of Indonesian judges,” Eman said as
quoted by Hukumonline.com.