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Jakarta Post

SBY ‘concerned’ over unsettled KPK-Police quandary

  • Margareth S. Aritonang and Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2012   /  11:15 am

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has expressed concern over the continuing dispute between the National Police and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) despite his “directive” to resolve the quandary two months ago.

During a limited Cabinet meeting held at the Navy’s Sea Military Command (Kolinlamil) in North Jakarta, on Thursday, Yudhoyono was upset by the fact that his directive had not materialized.

In October, the President pledged to issue a regulation that would make it difficult for the police to withdraw police investigators being seconded to the antigraft body.

“State secretary [Sudi Silalahi] has reported to me [on the matter]. I am also aware of this issue in the media. It may have been too late to issue the regulation concerning police investigators seconded to the KPK. Please, do it as soon as possible. Within one or two days, the draft ...