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Police under fire for keeping Firli on duty

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, December 27, 2019   /  08:44 am
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Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Comr. Gen. Firli Bahuri gestures in the House of Representatives in Jakarta while undergoing a selection process for the position.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The National Police are being slammed for maintaining Comr. Gen. Firli Bahuri in his position on the force even after he was inaugurated as the new chief of the country’s antigraft commission. Firli, who was installed as the chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) last week, is still listed as an analyst in the police’s Security Maintenance Agency (Baharkam). He stepped down from his position as the agency's head a day before the inauguration. With his current position on the force, the police have broken several laws that stipulate those about to become KPK leaders should be stripped of any active roles outside the commission to maintain their independence. Article 29 of the KPK Law stipulates that KPK leaders have to meet several requirements, including freeing themselves from other positions in other institutions and quitting their professions ...