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Jakarta Post

Antigraft activists prepare another legal challenge to KPK law

  • Ivany Atina Arbi
    Ivany Atina Arbi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 5, 2019   /  03:18 pm
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A group of protesters stage a rally in front of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) headquarters in Jakarta.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

The Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) together with dozens of activists from the Antigraft Civil Society Group plan to file a petition for judicial review of the newly revised Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law in the Constitutional Court. The government has not taken any action to revoke the controversial amendments to the law. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo canceled his plan to issue a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to annul the amended law. He said he would instead accelerate the establishment of a team to supervise the KPK—a move widely condemned by the public as a blow to the antigraft body’s power and independence. ICW researcher Kurnia Ramadhana said antigraft activists were currently working on the petition, which will be filed in court this month. "We are gathering evidence to support our argument that the new law was pa...