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Amid graft allegations, House revives KPK law amendment plan

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani
    Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, March 15, 2017 | 12:26 pm
Amid graft allegations, House revives KPK law amendment plan Judges preside over the first hearing of a corruption case related to the multimillion dollar procurement of e-ID cards at the Jakarta Corruption Court on March 9. (AP/Safrin La Batu)

The House of Representatives is reviving a plan to deliberate the amendment to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law, the controversial content of which has been condemned in the past for undermining the antigraft body.

House Legislation Body (Baleg) deputy chairman Firman Soebagyo has said the bill amendment could be added to the priority list of the 2017 National Legislation Program (Prolegnas). He said it was possible for the House to revise the list of priority bills.

"The introduction result will be reported to the House speaker and deputy speakers, who then will decide whether to go on to deliberation. If they want to [continue to deliberation], we will hold a plenary meeting to add the bill to the priority list," said the Golkar Party lawmaker.

(Read also: E-ID graft case reopens Golkar Party wounds)

The bill is currently being introduced, mainly at universities, after its deliberation was delayed last year due to public rejection.

The bill's revival emerged following the KPK's revelation of a number of lawmakers being implicated graft related to the procurement of e-ID cards. (wit)