The son of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono resigned from the Indonesian parliament on February 14th, after he was widely criticized for his absence at a house plenary session earlier in the week.
Edhie Baskoro "Ibas" Yudhoyono, the secretary-general of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party, left the post after he was caught on camera signing an attendance form then skipping the house session, writes AAP.
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“I hereby declare my resignation as a lawmaker to focus all of my time and energy on the Democratic Party, ” said Ibas in a press conference at the Democratic Party offices at the House, writes the Jakarta Post.
“There’s no no way that I can carry out my duty as a lawmaker while at the same time serving as the secretary-general of the Democratic Party," he added.
It's suspected that the younger Yudhoyono will step in to help rescue the Democratic Party, which has recently suffered from a graft scandal involving chairman chairman Anas Urbaningrum, reports Reuters.