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Jakarta Post

KPK faces uncertain future as new law takes effect

  • Kharishar Kahfi
    Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 23, 2019   /  04:06 pm
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President Joko Widodo (center) attends the inauguration of the new Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) office in Jakarta in 2015.(JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is bracing for the possibility of major hurdles to its graft-busting operations following the enactment of the revised KPK Law and the reappointment of Yasonna Laoly as the law and human rights minister. The revised KPK Law took effect by default on Oct. 17, 30 days after being passed by the House of Representatives, although President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has yet to sign the bill as of Wednesday. Law and Human Rights Ministry Legislation Director General Widodo Ekatjahjana said the government had enacted the bill into Law No. 19/2019 on KPK. “We have handed over a copy of the law to the State Secretariat to be authenticated. After that, we will publish it publicly,” Widodo said Friday, as quoted by Antara news agency. The President is yet to issue a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to revoke the...

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