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Jakarta Post

Making KPK staff civil servants will not affect graft fight: Palace

  • Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie


Jakarta   /   Thu, August 13 2020   /  01:00 am
Gedung Komisi Pemberantasan korupsi di Jalan HR Rasuna Said, Jakarta, Senin 30 November 2015. Gedung KPK yang baru ini terletak di sebelah gedung lama dan akan diresmikan tanggal 29 Desember 2015. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

The State Palace has given an assurance that the change in the status of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) employees to civil servants will not affect the antigraft body’s independence despite concerns from critics. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration recently issued Government Regulation No. 41/2020 on the status changes, a regulation mandated by the controversial revision to the KPK Law, which stipulates that all previously independent employees of the agency would become civil servants, giving a two-year transition period to implement the change. Presidential expert staff member Dini Shanti Purwono said the regulation would not reduce the KPK’s independence, citing Article 3 of the revised law, which stipulates that the KPK would remain independent and free from any external powers. “The government has no intention of weakenin...