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Jakarta Post

104 applicants for top KPK posts pass competency test

  • Kharishar Kahfi
    Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 23, 2019   /   01:00 pm
104 applicants for top KPK posts pass competency test Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairperson Basaria Panjaitan (second right), KPK selection committee (Pansel) head Yenti Garnasih (third right) and other committee members gather for a press conference on Wednesday at the antigraft body’s headquarters in Jakarta. (Antara/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)

A team tasked with selecting new Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders has announced that 104 applicants passed the second phase of tests.

Of those that passed, most of them are academics (19 people), followed by current KPK leaders and employees (14 people) and current or retired police officers (12 people). Among the notable figures are KPK deputy chairpersons Alexander Marwata, Laode Muhammad Syarif and Basaria Panjaitan.

National Police deputy chief detective Insp. Gen. Antam Novambar and South Sumatra Police chief Insp. Gen. Firli, who served as KPK deputy for law enforcement from April 2018 until last month, also made it through phase two of the selection process.

Selection team member Harkristuti Harkrisnowo said all 104 individuals who passed met the required scores of a phase-two competency test.

“The competency test comprised two tests: an objective test done through a computer and paper writing. Each paper was read by three independent readers comprising academics, experts and activists,” she told journalists on Monday.

The candidates who passed will undergo a psychological test on July 28, said selection team member Diani Sadia Wati. “After that, we will finalize the profile assessments for those who pass the psychological test.”

Diani added the selection team had yet to determine the format for a public hearing, as it needed to first have discussions with the editors-in-chief of several media companies.

The selection team will then pick 10 names to be submitted on Aug. 30 to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. The President will then submit the names to the House of Representatives, which will conduct confirmation hearings.