5,500 signatures back KPK to investigate police graft case
In the midst of allegations surrounding a high-profile graft case centered on the driving simulators procurement project, human rights activist Usman Hamid says that a petition demanding the case be taken over by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has collected thousands of signatures supporting the KPK to fully handle the case. Currently, the KPK and the National Police are jointly investigating the case.
“As of now, 5,500 petition signatures have been collected,” Usman revealed during a press conference held at the Maarif Institute on Monday, as quoted by tribunnews.com.
Even though the petition has received 5,500 signatures, Usman said the amount is actually less than what was hoped for. He said that his camp would continue to gather signatures until they reach 20,000 or more. For now, the petition has been sent to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and National Police chief General Timur Pradopo.
Initially, the petition was rolled out in response to the incident where KPK investigators were obstructed by the National Police investigators while confiscating evidence in the case.
“That incident continued with the recall of 20 police investigators from the KPK by the order of National Police chief,” Usman said.
In response to the incident, Usman asked the public to participate in the petition, urging the President to act firmly on the case.
“This petition asks the President to reinstate those investigators that were recalled, and for the simulator case to be handled by KPK,” Usman cited.
For those who would like to participate in this petition, you may visit www.change.org/serahkankeKPK. (rms/swd)