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Jakarta Post

Majority of people oppose KPK Law revision, support student protests, new survey reveals

  • Ardila Syakriah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 7, 2019   /  10:05 am
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Vote of no confidence: Hundreds of student demonstrators write protest slogans on a road in front of the Regional Legislative Council building in Denpasar, Bali, .(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)

A recent study conducted by the Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) has revealed high public dissatisfaction against the controversial revision of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law and indicated support for calls for the issuance of a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to revoke the revision, a rebuttal to claims made by the government and its supporters that the revision had wide support. The House of Representatives passed the new KPK bill last month despite criticism from activists and academics that the revision contained articles that would weaken the antigraft body. The move ignited a wave of online and offline protests across the country, mainly staged by university students, who called on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to issue a Perppu, among other demands. The protests also resulted in the deaths of at least three protesters. The protests ...