Indonesia's Antigraft Facebook 'Movement' Reaches One Million

A Facebook group has surpassed its goal of one million members in support of Indonesia's embattled antigraft deputies, Chandra Hamzah and Bibit Samad Riyanto. The membership tally was approaching 1,010,000 as of mid-morning on Saturday. 'Gerakan 1.000.000 Facebookers Dukung Chandra Hamzah & Bibit Samad Riyanto' (Movement of 1,000,000 Facebookers Supporting Chandra Hamzah & Bibit Samad Riyanto) was launched after the two suspended Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) officers were arrested last week on suspicion of abuse of power. It has been cited as an example of widespread popular support for the anticorruption leaders and the antigraft movement in general. Bibit and Chandra were released on bail after a dramatic court hearing on Tuesday in which hours of wiretapped phone conversations appeared to reveal members of the National Police and Attorney General's Office conspiring with the brother of a graft suspect in a plot to frame the two men. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has since vowed to devote his first 100 days in office to eradicating Indonesia's so-called 'judicial mafia'.

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