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Jakarta Post

Voters ‘disappointed’ at lawmaker’s position on KPK Law

  • Asip A. Hasani

    The Jakarta Post

Blitar, East Java   /   Sat, October 19 2019   /  12:47 am

Lawmaker Arteria Dahlan from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has been in the news lately for his controversial defense of the the revised Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law, which many observers fear will neuter the KPK.Last week, he was involved in a heated exchange on TV with economist Emil Salim on TV and the video has circulated like wildfire on social media, with netizens criticizing the politician for being disrespectful to a man who is decades his senior. On the show, Arteria defended his party’s standpoint on the new KPK Law.“You said that you were elected, but the problem is, was that process free from corrupt practices?” Emil said in the program aired on Oct 9.Appearing offended by the question, Arteria replied, “of course”, while continuing to interrupt Emil. “The professor asked if my election was free from corruption or not; of course...