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KPK case: Conspiracy and impunity?

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, November 2 2009   /  01:48 pm

More than just a regular criminal case, the arrest of two members of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has evoked a public outcry towards the pervasive culture of impunity and suspicions of blatant fraud in the justice system. The Jakarta Post's Rendi A. Witular digs deeper in this two-page special report into a case which has spun a web of deceit that may well implicate several state offices. "I'm the granddaddy of wiretapping!" boasted National Police chief detective Comr. Susno Duadji in a voice recording obtained by the Post made during his meeting with KPK deputy chairman M. Jasin and his staff in early October. Susno's remark was a boastful shot back at KPK officials, after Susno discovered he was being wiretapped by them over suspicions of demanding a bribe from businessman Boedi Sampoerna to retrieve the latter's US$18 million in savings from a legal limbo in ...