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Jakarta Post

KPK told to pull their act together, piling cases

  • Arghea Desafti Hapsari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, April 10 2010   /  09:22 am

With questions looming over several unresolved graft cases, an NGO has called for improvement of the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) case handling.Tama S. Langkun from Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) investigation division said Friday that the antigraft body’s sluggishness in moving cases to higher legs of investigation and prosecution stemmed from its erroneous and complicated procedure.“The problem is there needs to be a case expose and the leaders’ approval before a case moves to a higher leg,” Tama said. “This creates a bottleneck with cases piling up waiting for approvals, however, according to the information we’ve gathered, several cases have [met the requirements] to be taken to the next leg.” Unresolved corruption cases handled by the KPK include the alleged bribery attempt and obstruction of a corruption investigation committed by businessman Anggodo ...