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UGM lecturer phone number allegedly hacked after forming group rejecting KPK Law revision

  • Sri Wahyuni

    The Jakarta Post

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Yogyakarta   /   Sun, September 15, 2019   /  08:26 pm
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UGM academicians, students, and anti-corruption activists pose for a group foto in front of the school's Balairung hall after reading out a joint statement to save the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).(JP/Sri Wahyuni)

A Gadjah Mada University (UGM) lecturer’s phone number has been hacked, with the hackers taking over a WhatsApp group created for a movement that rejects a planned revision of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law. The lecturer, Rimawan Pradiptyo of UGM’s School of Economy and Business, said he had created the National Academician Alliance WhatsApp group (WAG) on Sept. 7 but could no longer access it on Sept. 10. The group had gathered the support of some 2,100 academicians nationwide. “My phone number was hacked,” Rimawan told lecturers, students and anticorruption activists joining a declaration called UGM Says No to Efforts to Weaken the KPK held at the university’s Balairung hall on Sunday. Rimawan said he had created WAG in response to the House of Representatives’ plan to revise the KPK Law, which many believe would weaken the ...