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Doubts over KPK inquiry into police bank accounts

  • Ina Parlina

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 18 2012   /  08:52 am

Despite its commitment to handle all graft cases, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will unlikely have the capacity to deal with the suspiciously fat bank accounts belonging to several high-ranking policemen.

Deputy Law and Human Rights Minister Denny Indrayana was the latest person to express his doubts over the capacity of the antigraft body.

Denny said investigations into the policemen’s oversized bank accounts would undoubtedly not comprise “a lightweight case”.

“[Once it starts reopening the cases] the KPK will revive the Cicak vs Buaya [Lizard vs Crocodile] saga in 2009,” Denny said, referring to the protracted saga, which pitted the KPK against the National Police and increased rivalry between the two law-enforcement institutions.

The deputy minister made the statement on Wednesday at a discussion, which was also attended by KPK depu...