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House grills KPK over seized assets

  • Margareth S Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, September 12, 2017   /  06:30 am
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Against corruption: Supreme Court (MA) monitoring division head Sunarto (left) and Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Agus Rahardjo (right) give a press statement on Sept.7 on the arrests of Dewi Suryana, a judge with the Bengkulu Corruption Court, and clerk Hendra Kurniawan, over alleged graft.(Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A.)

The pressure continues to mount on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). In a first hearing with the anti-graft body leaders since the launch of a controversial inquiry into the commission, the House of Representatives on Monday called into question the fate of graft convicts’ assets that the commission has seized since its establishment in 2003. The KPK has refused to recognize the legitimacy of the House’s inquiry and therefore has never attended any of its hearings. However, the KPK’s leadership attended the meeting, which was organized by the House’s legal affairs commission. The lawmakers, who claim to have found a number of discrepancies regarding the KPK’s performance, used the session to quiz KPK leaders over their findings, including allegations the KPK has not registered many of the assets it has seized with the storage center for...