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Jakarta Post

Graft watchdogs cry foul over ‘conflict of interest’ in KPK leadership race

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana
    Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 26, 2019   /  06:03 am
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Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters in South Jakarta.(JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

The selection committee for the next Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders is once again in the spotlight following its announcement of a 20-candidate shortlist on Friday. A coalition of civil society organizations - including Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW), the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute Foundation (YLBHI), the Center for Indonesian Law and Policy Studies (PSHK), and the Jakarta Legal Aid Society (LBH Jakarta) - said that several selection committee members were suspected of having conflicts of interest that made them unfit to sit on the committee. The coalition identified three members in particular: rights advocacy group Setara Institute chairman Hendardi, law professor and former KPK commissioner Indriyanto Seno Adji and Trisakti University money laundering expert Yenti Ganarsih. “Hendardi has admitted that he is an expert advisor to the National Police...