Indonesia parliament speaker quits amid graft probe: party colleagues

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Posted: Dec 11, 2017 5:27 AM

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The speaker of Indonesia's parliament, who is being investigated for his suspected involvement in a graft scandal, has tendered his resignation, several members of the assembly said on Monday.

A replacement for Setya Novanto as speaker is expected to be decided by his party, Golkar, at an extraordinary meeting on Dec. 19, said Dito Ganinduto, a member of parliament from Golkar.

Novanto had not resigned as chairman of the Golkar Party, Ganinduto said.

(Reporting by Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Bernadette Christina Munthe; Writing by Fergus Jensen)