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KPK welcomes new investigators

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 2, 2019   /   02:02 pm
KPK welcomes new investigators Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) employees form a human chain around the building in Jakarta on Thursday. They were sending a message that they were not afraid of intimidation in the wake of the latest assault on a KPK investigator by an unindentified man at Borobudur hotel on Saturday night. (The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana )

 

The KPK has welcomed 21 independent investigators following a Constitutional Court pretrial motion decision. 

"The KPK is allowed to appoint its own investigators. The pretrial decision was in favor of the KPK after those implicated in corruption cases had questioned the investigators," The KPK’s employees’ association chairman, Yudi Purnomo, told reporters on Thursday as quoted by tempo.co.

He said the KPK’s 1,500 employees were  supportive of the appointments as the antigraft body set to wrap up 200 investigations this year.

It was previously reported that some employees were against the inauguration of 21 new investigators, which took place on April 22.

Meanwhile, letters and posters criticizing the appointments could be seen at the KPK building in Jakarta. 

KPK deputy chairman Saut Situmorang, however, confirmed some employees had been against the appointment of new investigators.  

He added that such dissenting opinions were part of the KPK's dynamics. 

"Criticism is normal," Saut said last week.(ars)