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Jakarta Post

‘The messages were not from me’: People claim phones hacked during campaign against KPK Law revision

  • Arya Dipa and Ardila Syakriah

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung and Jakarta   /   Wed, September 18, 2019   /  02:39 pm
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Rest in peace: Employees at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) lay flowers and wreaths on top of a casket in front of the KPK's headquarters in Kuningan, Central Jakarta, on Friday, Sept. 13, after the House of Representative elected Insp. Gen. Firli Bahuri from the National Police as the KPK's new commissioner.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

The amendment of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law was passed into law on Tuesday despite intensifying public protests against what many believe is a systematic effort to defang the antigraft body. Amid the efforts to protest the KPK Law amendment, which have been conducted both offline and online, prior to the House of Representatives’ approval, a number people complained that their WhatsApp accounts were compromised as they had sent messages the said did not sound like them at all. A student at Padjajaran University in Bandung, West Java, M. Luthfi Indrawan, said his WhatsApp account suddenly sent messages containing threats against National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian. Luthfi said he was made aware of it when his friends started questioning him about the messages sent from his WhatsApp number to various groups at 2 a.m. on Monday. "Whoever rec...