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Jokowi weighing options to save KPK

  • Ivany Atina Arbi and Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, September 9, 2019   /  09:11 pm
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The offices of the Corruption Eradication Commission on Jl. HR Rasuna Said in South Jakarta(JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

  President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is weighing his options to “save the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) or not” as the House of Representatives insists on amending the KPK Law in what many see as a backhanded effort to weaken the antigraft body. Presidential expert staff member Ali Mochtar Ngabalin said the President had only received the bill on Monday, so he needed some time to decide what should happen next. Ali suggested that all parties remain patient. “The President will, of course, study the bill very carefully and invite experts as well as ministers to discuss it,” Ngabalin said, promising that Jokowi would not approve the revision draft should it contain points that could weaken the KPK. “Everyone should think positively, because the President has always been committed to strengthening the KPK,” he added...