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Synergy with other state institutions a 'new soul' of antigraft body

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Jakarta   /   Wed, March 11, 2020   /  06:42 pm
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The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building on Jl. HR Rasuna Said, Jakarta.(JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has taken the popular phrase “prevention is better than cure” to a whole new level as it has now been ordered to build synergy with the state institutions it is supposed to watch. Catching politicians or powerful officials in the act during transactions – the hallmark of the past KPK in nabbing corruption perpetrators -- will soon be a thing of the past under the new code of ethics for commissioners drawn up by the KPK supervisory board. The draft of the code, revealed by the supervisory board on March 5, includes “synergy” in place of “religiosity” as one of the values driving the work of the commissioners. This includes sharing information and data with other state institutions in fighting corruption. Board chairman Tumpak Hatorangan Panggabean said the new code had been drawn up to accommoda...