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Jakarta Post

Antigraft researchers call on Jokowi to reject KPK Law revision

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Thu, September 12, 2019   /  05:27 pm
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Researchers from various antigraft research centers and Corruption Eradication Committee (KPK) chairman Agus Rahardjo (center) hold up signs urging President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to stop the House of Representatives from revising the KPK Law.(The Jakarta Post/Bambang Muryanto)

Thirty antigraft research centers from various universities across the country have sent a letter to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo urging him to reject the Corruption Eradication Committee (KPK) law revision bill proposed by the House of Representatives. "This is also a way for us to support the KPK," Gadjah Mada University Center for Anti-Corruption Studies (Pukat UGM) head Oce Madril said in a press conference in Yogyakarta on Wednesday. In the letter, the researchers reminded Jokowi of his promises and commitment to blocking any efforts to weaken the antigraft body. They also stated that the formation of the KPK had been a mandate of the Reformation, born from the people's desire for serious efforts to eradicate graft. "The materials in the KPK bill are fallacious and do not answer the KPK's needs but cripple it instead," Oce said. ...