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Jokowi 'lacks political will' to save KPK

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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 Sept. 13, after the House of Representative selected Insp. Gen. Firli Bahuri from the National Police as the KPK's new chairman. Firli was earlier denounced by the current KPK leadership for an alleged ethics breach in a graft investigation in the agency.(JP/Seto Wardhana)
Ardila Syakriah and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano
Jakarta   ●   Sun, November 3, 2019

Legal experts and antigraft activists have condemned what they describe as President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's lack of political will to revoke the controversial revision of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law, describing his recent statement as merely an excuse to proceed with the implementation of the law.

Jokowi has appeared to backtrack on a statement he made in late September about issuing a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to revoke the amended KPK Law in a bid to appease protesters who claimed the amendment could weaken the antigraft body.

As protests died down, Jokowi told the press on Friday that it would not be proper to issue a Perppu while the law was still being reviewed in the Constitutional Court (MK).

“There is a judicial review process in the courts. Don’t let [the Perppu] overlap with anoth...

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