The Jakarta Post
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has rejected an invitation from the House of Representatives inquiry team to attend a hearing against the anti-graft body.
KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said on Wednesday that the commission respected the House and its authority; however, considering several legal aspects as cited in the 1945 Constitution, the 2014 Law on Legislative Institutions ( MD3 ) and House codes of conduct, the KPK could not fulfill the request.
“We gave our explanations and answers during a previous hearing with the House Commission III [on human rights, security and legal affairs]. They included [KPK] responses to the inquiry team’s findings,” Febri said.
As reported earlier, the House’s inquiry team invited KPK commissioners to attend a hearing on Sept. 18 to assess findings of its investigation before it planned to reveal them in a House plenary meeting at the end of September.
The team claimed it found irregularities in the management of KPK financial and human resources and violations of procedures in its anti-corruption operations. (ebf)