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Top KPK investigators may lose jobs after failing controversial civics test

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A Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) officer shows evidence related to a bribery case involving Wahy Setiawan, a General Elections Commission (KPU) member, and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Harun Masiku at the KPK office in Jakarta on Jan. 9, 2020.(JP/Seto Wardhana)
A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
Jakarta   ●   Tue, May 4, 2021

Several investigators of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) are reportedly set to lose their jobs as frontline fighters against corruption after failing a test required to change their status to that of civil servants.

Reports emerged on Tuesday that around 75 KPK employees failed the civic knowledge test held by the National Civil Service Agency (BKN) as part of the employee status transition within the antigraft body.

The revised KPK Law, which was passed following a speedy deliberation at the House of Representatives in 2019, mandates that all previously independent employees of the agency become civil servants. The law sets a two-year deadline for all parties to implement the change, which is slated to end this year.

As part of the process, the BKN held the civic test for around 1,300 KPK employees between Mar...

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