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KPK's role in doubt as new law takes effect

  • Kharishar Kahfi
    Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, October 17, 2019   /  08:41 am
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Employees at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) lay flower and wreaths on top of a casket in front of the KPK's headquarter in Kuningan, Central Jakarta, on Sept. 13. Thursday marks the day when the controversial revision to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law officially comes into effect, raising the question as to what will happen to the country’s leading corruption-fighting agency under the new legislation.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Thursday marks the day when the controversial revision to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law officially comes into effect, raising the question as to what will happen to the country’s leading corruption-fighting agency under the new legislation. By default, the revised law takes effect 30 days after being passed by the House of Representatives as President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has yet to issue a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to revoke the bill, which many observers have warned will weaken the antigraft body. Ifdhal Kasim from the Office of the Presidential Staff said on Wednesday that the President was still considering several matters before making any decision with regard to the KPK Law revision. “The President still needs to talk with representatives of all political parties before taking the decision. However, this talk ha...