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Jakarta Post

KPK becomes target of ‘psy war’

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 11 2019   /  12:32 am

The latest terror threats against two Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders have once again raised concern among the commission’s employees over their security while on and off duty.

Early on Wednesday morning, unknown assailants left a suspicious package at the private residence of KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo in Bekasi, West Java. The package contained material resembling components of a bomb such as a detonator, cables, nails and a pipe.

At the same time, the remains of two Molotov cocktails were found at the home of the commission’s deputy chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif in Kalibata, South Jakarta. The police found one of the bottles intact, while the other one had exploded.

While KPK employees are no strangers to such threats, the latest cases raised concern as they occurred at the private residence of each commissioner, said KPK workers’ union head...