KPK wins support of Muhammadiyah's youth wing
The Jakarta Post
Leaders of Pemuda Muhammadiyah, the youth wing of Muhammadiyah, the country’s second largest Islamic organization, paid a visit to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Monday to show their support for the antigraft body, which is currently at risk of being curtailed by House of Representatives lawmakers through an inquiry.
This is the latest show of support from the public after the House launched an inquiry into the KPK. In the inquiry, the lawmakers plan to summon Miryam S. Haryani for questioning. Miryam is a politician from the Hanura Party currently being detained by the KPK.
"We invite the KPK to ignore the House's inquiry. We believe the establishment of the [House] committee [overseeing the inquiry] is against the law and contrary to our political and moral values," said Dahnil Anzar Simanjuntak, the chairman of Pemuda Muhammadiyah, after meeting with KPK officials on Monday.
"This is a systematic effort to weaken the KPK,” Dhanil added.
Miryam is being investigated by the KPK for engaging in alleged perjury surrounding the high-profile e-ID case that implicates dozens of her fellow lawmakers. The House has insisted that they have the right to question Miryam to clarify whether or not she had been pressured by some lawmakers to give false testimony to KPK investigators. (yon/ipa)
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