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Jakarta Post

Plaintiffs struggle to obtain evidence in attempt to challenge revised KPK Law

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 12, 2020   /  01:15 pm
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Former commissioner of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Erry Riyana points his finger at a hearing challenging the 2019 law on the KPK at the Constitutional Court on Jan. 8, 2020. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Lawyers representing a coalition of civil society groups that are challenging the controversial 2019 Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law have complained about difficulties in securing evidence to support their petition for a judicial review of the recently enacted law. The plaintiffs, who aimed to challenge the revised version of the 2002 KPK Law at the Constitutional Court, said they were unable to provide evidence as requested by the court’s judges during a hearing on Wednesday because they did not get access to the necessary documents, said Viola Reinida, one of the lawyers. She said the lawyers had asked the House of Representatives for documents on the deliberation between lawmakers and government representatives of the law revision, but instead were told by the House Information and Documentation Management Division (PPID) that the evidence was for internal docu...