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Jakarta Post

Anticorruption campaigners call for Jokowi to intervene in KPK race

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 30, 2019   /  08:50 pm
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National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian (left) inaugurates Insp. Gen. Firli (second from right) as the new South Sumatra Police chief on June 25.(Antara/Reno Esnir)

Anticorruption campaigners have called on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to intervene in the selection of the new Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioners to prevent the credibility and integrity of body from being undermined. “There are indications of a systematic effort to weaken the KPK. The selection process could lead to the weakening of the institution, the President should take action to stop this,” Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) chairwoman Asfinawati said during a discussion on Sunday at the YLBHI headquarters in Menteng, Central Jakarta. Asfinawati said the selection team, tasked with selecting the new commissioners of the antigraft body, had shown a lack of moral and legal judgement by allowing several candidates with dubious track records to advance in the selection process. Speaking during the same event, Indonesian Corrup...