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We must not be defeated by corrupt people: KPK leader

  • Kharisar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, June 19, 2019   /  09:48 am
We must not be defeated by corrupt people: KPK leader Deputy chairman of Corruption Eradication Commission Laode M. Syarif (central), accompanied by another deputy chairman Saut Situmorang (left) and KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah speaks during a press conference on the new suspects related to graft in the disbursement of Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) in KPK headquarters on June 10. (Antara/Reno Esnir)

In an interview with The Jakarta Post, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif discussed the legacy to be left by the current commission to the country, his work as the antigraft body’s leader and terror attacks against him and other KPK employees. The following are excerpts from the interview with the Post’s Kharishar Kahfi.   Question: Late last year, you said that you would push for a draft revision of the 2001 Corruption Law as part of your legacy as KPK commissioner. How is that going? Answer: We have finished the draft and have handed it over informally to the President and other parties in the government, hoping it will be deliberated by them along with the House of Representatives in the near future. They’ve said they will study it first. We have been pushing for the law to be revised for a long time because...