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As the KPK tightens the noose, someone is protecting the big fish

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, October 8 2012   /  08:27 am
Thin brown line: Bengkulu Police detective unit chief Sr. Comr. Dedy Rianto (second left) talks with officers in the lobby of KPK headquarters on Jl. Rasuna Said in Kuningan, South Jakarta, on Friday. Dedy wanted to arrest KPK investigator Novel Baswedan for crimes allegedly committed when he had Dedy’s job in 2004. Critics described the police campaign against Novel as the most recent in a series of blatant attempts to undermine the KPK after the commission declared Insp. Gen. Djoko Susilo a suspect in a graft case. ( Antara)

Thin brown line: Bengkulu Police detective unit chief Sr. Comr. Dedy Rianto (second left) talks with officers in the lobby of KPK headquarters on Jl. Rasuna Said in Kuningan, South Jakarta, on Friday. Dedy wanted to arrest KPK investigator Novel Baswedan for crimes allegedly committed when he had Dedy’s job in 2004. Critics described the police campaign against Novel as the most recent in a series of blatant attempts to undermine the KPK after the commission declared Insp. Gen. Djoko Susilo a suspect in a graft case. (Antara)The latest in a long series of showdowns between the police and the KPK began late on Friday, when dozens of police officers tried to enter the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters to arrest KPK investigator Novel Baswedan for allegedly shooting robbery suspects in 2004. The Jakarta Post’s Rabby Pramudatama, Bagus BT Saragih and Rendi A. Witular e...