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Jakarta Post

KPK director resigns to run in Bogor election

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 29, 2017   /   05:39 pm
KPK director resigns to run in Bogor election Under investigation: Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairperson Basaria Pandjaitan (right), together with KPK investigators, show Rp 4.7 billion (US$ 347,330) worth of bribe money they confiscated during a recent sting operation in Jambi. (Antara/Reno Esnir)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is set to lose its director of networking inter-institutional cooperation, Dedie Rachim, who is planning to run in West Java’s Bogor election in 2018.

The antigraft body’s chairman, Agus Rahardjo, said Dedie had announced his resignation to the commissioners.

“He also showed me his resignation letter dated Dec. 27. The administration process in currently under way,” Agus told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

He added that the antigraft body would select Dedie’s successor soon through an open competition mechanism.

Dedie will be the running mate of incumbent Bima Arya, who is seeking reelection in next year’s mayoral election. They will run as independents.

Bima decided on August that he would not run in the West Java gubernatorial election although he had been favored by two parties, namely the NasDem party and the National Mandate Party (PAN), to do so. At the time, the Bogor mayor was set to run alongside current Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil. (ahw)


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