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Jakarta Post

House backs off KPK

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 16 2018   /  12:04 am

New speaker: Golkar Party chairman Airlangga Hartarto (left) poses with newly assigned House Speaker Bambang Soesatyo during a media conference at the House of Representatives in Jakarta on Monday. Bambang replaces fellow Golkar politician Setya Novanto, who has been named a suspect in the e-ID corruption case.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)The inauguration of Golkar politician Bambang Soesatyo as the new House of Representatives speaker has led to increased determination from both the party and the legislative body to fight corruption.

Sworn in at a plenary meeting on Monday, Bambang from the outset endeavored to convince the public that he will bring new hope in relation to the House’s stance on the anticorruption issue.

Speaking to journalists after his inauguration, Bambang said his very first and main action would be to immediately halt the work of the House’s inquiry team...