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Jakarta Post

Assault on KPK may intensify

  • Rendi A. Witular and Rabby Pramudatama

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 8 2012   /  10:20 am
Call to action: Activists hold up banners reading “Where has the President gone? Save the KPK, Save Indonesia” at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Jakarta on Sunday. They demanded that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono take a stand in the conflict between the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the National Police. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)(KPK) and the National Police. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Call to action: Activists hold up banners reading “Where has the President gone? Save the KPK, Save Indonesia” at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Jakarta on Sunday. They demanded that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono take a stand in the conflict between the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the National Police. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)The most recent attempt by the police to storm the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) headquarters may be linked to KPK plans to investigate evidence of other corruption scandals at the National Police Traffic Corps (Korlantas).The police’s attempt to arrest Comr. Novel Baswedan, a police office seconded to the commission as an investigator, at KPK headquarters in South Jakarta late on Friday has been called a “warning” intended to deter the commission from pursuing other cases involving the police.In late July, the KPK raided...