JAKARTA (Yosefardi) – Kahar Muzakir, a lawmaker from the Golkar Party, has today (Jan. 25) been installed as the new Head of the House of Representatives’ Budgetary Body (Banggar DPR) replacing Ahmadi Noor Supit.

Ahmadi, meanwhile, has been removed as the new Head of the DPR Commission XI replacing Fadel Muhammad.

Kahar and Ahmadi are two of a number of Golkar lawmakers were affected by the recent rotation made by former Speaker of the DPR Setya Novanto, who currently serves as the Head of Golkar faction at the DPR.

Kahar is known as one of Novanto’s closest aides. Previously, he served as the Deputy Head of the DPR’s Ethics Council (MKD) when the Council conducted a trial against Novanto related to the scandalous meetings with former CEO of PT Freeport Indonesia and businessman Muhammad Reza Chalid. (haryantosuharman@yosefardi.com)