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House declaws KPK in dubious process

  • Ghina Ghaliya and Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 18 2019   /  12:08 am
Mission accomplished: Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly (left) hands over the government’s final version of a bill to revise the 2002 Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law to House of Representatives leaders during a plenary meeting at the House compound in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday. The House passed the bill despite objections from several parties, who are concerned that the revision would weaken the antigraft body.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(left) hands over the government’s final version of a bill to revise the 2002 Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law to House of Representatives leaders during a plenary meeting at the House compound in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday. The House passed the bill despite objections from several parties, who are concerned that the revision would weaken the antigraft body.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Mission accomplished: Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly (left) hands over the government’s final version of a bill to revise the 2002 Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law to House of Representatives leaders during a plenary meeting at the House compound in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Tuesday. The House passed the bill despite objections from several parties, who are concerned that the revision would weaken the antigraft body.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)In a move that may lead to the collapse of the decades-old fight against corruption in the country, the House of Representatives passed a law amendment that neuters the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in a plenary session on Tuesday afternoon with the blessing of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. The newly deliberated bill to amend the 2002 law on the KPK mandates the formation of a supervisory council to oversee the KPK, ...