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Jakarta Post

KPK commissioners bid farewell amid setbacks, defeats

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 18, 2019   /  03:54 pm
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Unfinished business: Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Agus Rahardjo – accompanied by KPK commissioners Saut Situmorang and Laode Muhammad Syarif – speaks to journalists at a press conference at the KPK headquarters in South Jakarta on Sept. 13.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Members of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) bid a rather somber farewell on Tuesday, recalling their achievements and acknowledging, with some bitterness, major setbacks and controversies hampering the antigraft agency over the last four years. All the commissioners but one, Alexander Marwata, have ended their tenure. The next leaders will be inaugurated next Friday. Police general Insp. Gen. Firli Bahuri will be the KPK chairman from 2019 to 2023. He will lead the agency alongside four other commissioners: incumbent Alexander, academic Nurul Ghufron, judge Nawawi Pomolango and lawyer Lili Pintauli Siregar. Outgoing KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo recounted the agency’s accomplishments over the last four years during a press conference at the KPK building in South Jakarta. The KPK has launched 498 investigations and 433 prosecutions in which 608 individuals have b...