House's KPK inquiry committee to open public complaint desk
The Jakarta Post
The House of Representatives' inquiry committee on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) plans to open a public complaint desk at the House complex to accept reports, complaints and suggestions regarding the KPK from members of the public.
“Our purpose in opening this desk is to receive input on the KPK from the public,” committee deputy chief Risa Mariska of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) said on Wednesday as reported by Kompas.com.
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Another deputy chief, Taufiqulhadi, said the information gathered by the desk would be useful for the inquiry to investigate the KPK.
“We hope the public will participate. As the President said the inquiry is a legislative job, we would like to do more,” he said.
On Tuesday, Jokowi made another comment on the inquiry, saying he agreed that the KPK needed to be improved. However, he refused to give an opinion on whether the inquiry would weaken the KPK. “That is the House's area,” he said.
The House's move to launch the inquiry has triggered controversy as experts believe only government agencies should be subject to a House inquiry whereas the KPK is an independent body. (ecn)
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