Anies appoints campaign team member to head anticorruption team

Fachrul Sidiq and Ivany Atina Arbi

The Jakarta Post


Jakarta   /  Wed, January 3, 2018  /  04:20 pm

Corruption busters: Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (center) and his deputy, Sandiaga Uno (left), convey their commitment to fight corruption during the celebration of International Anti-Corruption Day. Former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto (right) has been appointed to head the newly established Jakarta Corruption Prevention Committee, under the Governor’s Team for Development Acceleration (TGUPP).(JP/Callistasia Anggun Wijaya)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan officially appointed former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioner and election campaign team member Bambang Widjojanto on Wednesday to head the newly established Jakarta Corruption Prevention Committee.

The committee, which consists of five individuals, is part of his Governor’s Team for Development Acceleration (TGUPP).

Apart from Bambang, the team comprises noted human rights activist Nursyahbani Katjasungkana, former National Police deputy chief Comr. Gen. Oegroeseno, political expert Tatak Ujiyati and Muhammad Yusuf, the former TGUPP chief in the previous administration.

"We are happy because we begin our work in 2018 with the appointment of the Jakarta Corruption Prevention Committee," Anies said at City Hall in Central Jakarta.

He said the committee would strengthen the anticorruption campaign in Jakarta, given the capital's pivotal role in the country.

Bambang said that with the various backgrounds and experience possessed by the team's members, he expected to create a stronger movement up to grassroots level in combating and preventing corruption.

"This should become a corruption prevention movement that involves participation from the public," he added.