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Jakarta Post

KPK looks to public in House row

  • Rabby Pramudatama

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 23 2012   /  08:34 am

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is squaring off for a battle with lawmakers who are refusing to disburse funds for a new building for the KPK.

Stonewalling at the House of Representatives has drawn criticism from civil society groups, which have issued a public call for donations to finance the project.

The call was made by the Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW), the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), the Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH Jakarta) and several NGOs.

“This is also a satire we aim at the House, which should actually be helping the corruption eradication drive,” Emerson Yuntho of the Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) said on Friday.

KPK Deputy Chairman Bambang Widjojanto, who came up with the public donation initiative, said that the commission would welcome donations from private citizens.

“A civil society movement is ...