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Jakarta Post

Jokowi camp shrugs off report on top cop

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Kharishar Kahfi and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2018   /  01:13 am

The release of a recent collaborative investigative report accusing a senior police officer of accepting bribes in relation to a meat-import corruption case has stirred controversy amid the campaign for the 2019 presidential election.

The camp of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin has responded by suggesting that the investigation, published by an independent whistleblower platform, IndonesiaLeaks, is not credible.

The investigation released on Monday reported that two former Corruption Eradication Corruption (KPK) investigators, both of whom were members of the police, tampered with crucial evidence relating to a meat-import bribery case. The two allegedly ripped out several pages of a book containing transactions by meat importer Basuki Hariman.

The report, which was developed based on documents sent by anonymous informants, also cited an alleged flow of bribe ...