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KPK rejects House invitation to attend hearing

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 20, 2017   /   05:19 pm
KPK rejects House invitation to attend hearing All set: Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Agus Rahardjo (center), together with KPK deputy chairpersons Laode M. Syarif (left) and Basaria Panjaitan (right), share a light moment before a hearing at the House of Representatives in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Sept. 12. (Antara/Hafidz Mubarak)

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)