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Jakarta Post

KPK commissioner, advisor resign on day new leaders elected

  • Ardila Syakriah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 13, 2019   /  03:55 pm
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Fight against corruption: Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioner Saut Situmorang (right) and the commission's spokesperson Febri Diansyah.(Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

The deputy chief of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Saut Situmorang, has reportedly resigned from the antigraft body after the commission’s new leader was elected by the House of Representatives in the early hours of Friday. News of his resignation emerged after a message believed to have been written by him to KPK employees was disseminated through the WhatsApp messaging service on Friday morning. In a copy of the message obtained by The Jakarta Post, Saut said he would officially resign from the KPK on Sept. 16 as he still had to attend two KPK events over the coming weekend. He also said that he would be taking a day off work on Friday. KPK advisor Muhammad Tsani Annafari confirmed to the Post on Friday that the message had indeed been sent by Saut to him and other employees through email on Friday morning. "For further details, please ask him,"...