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House tables KPK Law revision, aims for speedy deliberation

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, September 5, 2019   /  09:00 pm
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Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) employees form a human chain around their office in Jakarta on Thursday.(The Jakarta Post/Seto Wardhana )

After a delay that lasted a year, the House of Representatives has agreed to resume the deliberation of the revision to Law No. 30/2002 on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) before the legislative session ends on Sept. 30, as well as discuss two other bills with potentially contentious articles against the antigraft body. KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo said in a written statement on Thursday that the bill could castrate the commission's functions as there were at least nine problematic issues in the draft and it therefore opposed the House's initiative. “The KPK realizes that the House has the authority to draft the bill. However, it should not use its authority to weaken and paralyze us,” he said. Agus also mentioned that recent events – starting from the selection of KPK leaders, in which people w...