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Jakarta Post

KPK, Slank ready to rock corruption

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 17 2008   /  12:46 am

JOINING FORCES: The chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission, Antasari Azhar (third left), poses with (left to right) Ivan, Ridho, Abdee, Bimbim and Kaka from the band Slank. Antasari visited the band in Gang Potlot, South Jakarta, on Wednesday to show his appreciation for their anti-corruption campaign. (JP/P.J. Leo) Can a rock band help a country fight graft? Ask Slank and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). KPK chairman Antasari Azhar visited the band on Wednesday, despite earlier threats by the House of Representatives to sue Slank for their allegedly inflammatory lyrics. "The KPK and Slank are like fish and water, we cannot be separated because our vision and mission are the same: to combat corruption," Antasari said at the group's office located in Potlot Alley in South Jakarta. During the meeting, Slank signed and presented Ant...