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Selain memeriksa Wali Kota Tangerang Selatan (Tangsel), Airin Racmi Diany, Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) juga akan menggali informasi dari anggota DPD Andhika Hazrumy dan Wakil Ketua DPRD Kota Serang Adde Rosi Khoerunnisa. Mereka akan diperiksa terkait dalam sengketa kasus suap Pilkada Lebak, Banten dengan tersangka Gubernur Banten Ratu Atut Chosiyah. "Yang bersangkutan telah diperiksa sebagai saksi," ungkap Kepala Bagian Pemberitaan dan Publikasi KPK Priharsa Nugraha ketika dikonfirmasi wartawan, Senin (10/3/2014). Ketiganya sudah memenuhi panggilan KPK. Airin tiba terlebih dahulu sekitar pukul 10.01 WIB. Selang beberapa lama anak pertama Atut, yakni Andhika dan istrinya, Adde tiba di KPK. Mereka datang sekitar pukul 10.08 WIB. Andhika hanya sedikit berkomentar soal pemanggilannya. "Diperiksa untuk ibu ya. Masih soal pilkada," tegas Andhika. Selain keluarga Atut, KPK juga telah memeriksa dua pegawai negeri sipil Riza Martina dan Faujia Dos Santos, serta bekas Wakil Bupati Lebak Amir Hamzah. "Mereka telah diperiksa sebagai saksi untuk RAC (Ratu Atut Chosiyah)," sambung Priharsa. Seperti yang telah diberitakan, Atut telah ditetapkan sebagai tersangka kasus dugaan suap penanganan sengketa Pilkada Lebak di MK. Atut dijerat dengan Pasal 6 ayat (1) huruf a Undang-undang tentang Pemberantasan Tindak Pidana Korupsi juncto Pasal 55 ayat (1) ke-1 KUHP. Dia diduga juga turut serta memberikan suap kepada mantan Ketua MK, Akil Mochtar. Sebelumnya, KPK juga sudah menetapkan tiga orang tersangka dalam kasus dugaan suap penanganan sengketa Pilkada Lebak. Ketiganya adalah Akil Mochtar, Wawan dan advokat Susi Tur Andayani. Akil, Wawan, dan Susi sudah menjalani persidangan terkait kasus itu. KPK JUGA AKAN PERIKSA ANAK & MENANTU ATUT
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Many bodies prepared for cremation last week in Kathmandu were of young men from Gongabu, a common stopover for Nepali migrant workers headed overseas. Credit Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times

KATHMANDU, Nepal — When the dense pillar of smoke from cremations by the Bagmati River was thinning late last week, the bodies were all coming from Gongabu, a common stopover for Nepali migrant workers headed overseas, and they were all of young men.

Hindu custom dictates that funeral pyres should be lighted by the oldest son of the deceased, but these men were too young to have sons, so they were burned by their brothers or fathers. Sukla Lal, a maize farmer, made a 14-hour journey by bus to retrieve the body of his 19-year-old son, who had been on his way to the Persian Gulf to work as a laborer.

“He wanted to live in the countryside, but he was compelled to leave by poverty,” Mr. Lal said, gazing ahead steadily as his son’s remains smoldered. “He told me, ‘You can live on your land, and I will come up with money, and we will have a happy family.’ ”

Weeks will pass before the authorities can give a complete accounting of who died in the April 25 earthquake, but it is already clear that Nepal cannot afford the losses. The countryside was largely stripped of its healthy young men even before the quake, as they migrated in great waves — 1,500 a day by some estimates — to work as laborers in India, Malaysia or one of the gulf nations, leaving many small communities populated only by elderly parents, women and children. Economists say that at some times of the year, one-quarter of Nepal’s population is working outside the country.

Nepal’s Young Men, Lost to Migration, Then a Quake

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