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KPK selection team proceeds amid protest

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 21 2019   /  12:12 am

With incumbent Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders approaching the end of their term, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has established a special committee to select new commissioners to replace them.However, the move has been criticized by antigraft activists who argued that the background of some team members was not in line with the country’s corruption eradication vision.KPK leadership under chairman Agus Rahardjo, which includes deputy chairpersons Laode Muhammad Syarif, Saut Situmorang, Basaria Panjaitan and Alexander Marwata, is set to end on Dec. 21 — four years after they were appointed.Jokowi signed a decree on the formation of a KPK leadership selection team on Friday. The team has been tasked with selecting candidates to lead the antigraft body and present their names to the House of Representatives. These candidates would then undergo a fit-and-proper test.I...