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Jakarta Post

DPR wants suspension of KPK

  • Kharishar Kahfi and Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 11 2017   /  12:01 am

Politicians at the House of Representatives have escalated their fight against the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), with some working within an inquiry team set up to probe the commission’s performance, making a proposal for the anti-graft body to suspend its operation immediately.

In a statement that soon drew condemnation from antigraft activists, senior Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) member Henry Yosodiningrat, who also serves in the inquiry team, first came up with the proposal for the suspension of the KPK’s operation.

“We [need] to convince the government and the public that, based on our findings, we found indications that things needed to be corrected. One of our recommendations was suspending the KPK, if needed,” Henry told reporters.

Chairman of the House inquiry team and Golkar Party lawmaker Agun Gunandjar Sudarsa backed H...