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Discourse: KPK will not stop at Setya Novanto in e-ID graft case

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 29 2018   /  12:11 am

Agus Rahardjo (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has just finished its busiest year, with the investigation into the e-ID graft case, which caused Rp 2.3 trillion (US$184 million) in state losses, among its high profile activities. KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo spoke with The Jakarta Post’s Kharishar Kahfi on the commission’s plan to resolve the landmark case.

Question: The KPK has gone through its busiest year as evident in the high number of sting operations (OTT). Are there any concerns that the commission was doing too much, but ended up achieving little?

Answer: The high number of OTT was a necessary deterrent that could be immediately felt. However, if you look into our work, graft prevention actually took up most of our budget. While we have worked on prevention for a long time, there has yet to be any immediate impact on the nation.<...