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Jakarta Post

House grills KPK in show of force against antigraft body

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 14 2018   /  12:36 am

The commissioners of the antigraft agency faced a barrage of questions from lawmakers during a hearing on Tuesday in the latest episode of a tug-of-war between the two institutions.

Lawmakers of the House of Representatives Commission III overseeing legal affairs grilled five commissioners of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) over the latter’s performances in the fight against graft.

As the commissioners had presented the report of their work performance and planning a day earlier, the lawmakers scrutinized more than what was brought to the table in a heated follow-up hearing on Tuesday.

Masinton Pasaribu of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) slammed the antigraft body regarding comments made by commissioner Laode Muhammad Syarif on the recent Constitutional Court ruling supporting the House’s controversial inquiry into the antigraft bo...