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Jakarta Post

IndonesiaLeaks mulls over cooperation with KPK

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 3, 2018   /   07:43 am
 IndonesiaLeaks mulls over cooperation with KPK Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Agus Rahardjo (right) and commissioner Saut Situmorang (second right) watch the performance of rock band Slank at the KPK office on Monday. The performance was part of a protest against efforts to revise the 2002 KPK Law. (Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A.)

IndonesiaLeaks, an independent whistleblower platform co-founded by Indonesian media outlets and civil society organizations, is mulling over plans to collaborate with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

It hopes to share information in the form of investigative journalism, which the anti-graft agency could then use as leads in corruption cases.  

"We can share information with each other,” IndonesiaLeaks spokesperson Nawawi Bahrudin said after meeting with KPK leaders in Jakarta on Friday.

KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo was appreciative of the proposal, which he lauded as a form of the citizens’ participation in corruption eradication efforts.  

"We hope that our output can influence public policymaking processes and support law enforcement in the country," said Nawawi, who is also chairman of the Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers).

Launched in December, IndonesiaLeaks is also considering a collaboration with the Press Council and the Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK).

“I can guarantee the whistleblowers’ anonymity,” he said.

The platform provides secure access for whistleblowers in cases related to public interest, especially corruption. The information from trustworthy sources who wish to remain anonymous will be verified through journalistic methods and published in the form of investigative reports. (srs/ahw)