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Jakarta Post

Civil society called on as wolves bay at KPK's door

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 29 2009   /  09:48 am

Antigraft activists are calling on civil society to go all out to save the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) from all attempts to undermine its integrity — a campaign they claim is now being carried out by the police and the Attorney General’s Office.“A continued campaign to support the KPK must be organized,” Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) coordinator Danang Widoyoko told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.“Let it be known that many elements of civil society are ready to protect the KPK from all attempts to weaken or destroy the commission.”He added one way to aid the cause was to encourage the KPK, widely touted as the only commission with a proven track record in fighting graft, to reveal graft cases implicating high-profile figures and the losses incurred by the state, to give the public and idea of the scale of the challenge faced by the KPK.Danang said the public was n...