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Jakarta Post

Activists demand transparent, accountable ethics investigation into Firli

  • Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie and Galih Gumelar

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 27, 2020   /  04:15 pm
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Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Firli Bahuri greets journalists before giving a press conference on a graft case pertaining to fictitious project of state-owned construction firm PT Waskita Karya at the KPK headquarters in Jakarta on July 23, 2020.(Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)

Activists have demanded that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) supervisory council ensure transparency and accountability in its hearing of a case pertaining to alleged ethics violations of chairman Firli Bahuri, which is set to continue next week. Firli is accused of violating the KPK's code of ethics by living a “hedonistic lifestyle" following reports of him using a private helicopter on a personal trip from South Sumatra's capital of Palembang to the city of Baturaja in the same province in June. "All processes in the hearing should ensure transparency and public accountability, in line with prevailing regulations on the KPK and its ethics investigation," Kurnia Ramadhana of Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) said. The KPK supervisory council wrapped up its first session on Tuesday, during which it heard testimonies from Boyamin Saiman of...