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Jakarta Post

Island focus: House approves new LPSK members

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  01:06 am

The House of Representatives has approved seven new members of the Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) whose tenure will run until 2023.

The seven members, elected after two days of confirmation hearings by House Commission III overseeing human rights and legal affairs, are Hasto Atmojo Seroyo, Brig. Gen. Achmadi, Antonius Prijadi Soesilo Wibowo, Edwin Partogi Pasaribu, Livia Istania Iskandar, Maneger Nasution and Susilaningtyas.

Hasto, Edwin and Maneger are serving members of the agency, while Achmadi is representing the National Police, Antonius is an academic, Livia a psychologist and Susilaningtyas an LPSK employee.

Commission member Arsul Sani from the United Development Party (PPP), however, noted on Wednesday that none of the new members represented the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and Law and Human Rights Ministry.

The 2016 LPSK Law stipul...