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Legislators agree to give KY wiretap authority

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 7 2010   /  09:51 am

A House of Representatives committee tasked with deliberating the revision of the judicial commission law said Thursday it would provide the commission with the authority to wiretap judges as part of the effort to cleanse the judiciary of corruption. “We have agreed [through the revised law] to equip the Judicial Commission with a wiretapping authority,” committee head Dimyati Natakusuma stated.  “The commission will be obliged, however, to cooperate with other institutions such as the National Police and the Corruption Eradication Commission [KPK] in using that authority,” he added.  The lawmakers are scheduled to begin deliberating the revision of the law in the next seating session in July. The hearing will involve government officials, academics and civil society groups.    Dimyati said the committee was also ready to empower the commission by giving ...