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AGO annuls decree on investigating prosecutors

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    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 14 2020   /  01:00 am
Attorney General's Office building in Jakarta.(Kompas.com/Dian Maharani)

Attorney General ST Burhanuddin has revoked his newly issued guideline, which had required authorities to seek his permission to investigate prosecutors suspected of wrongdoing, less than a week after it was issued. Burhanuddin issued Guideline No. 7/2020 on Aug. 6, stipulating that summoning, examining, searching, arresting and detaining prosecutors suspected of being involved in a criminal act could only be conducted with the permission of the attorney general. “Given that it has created disharmony between those tasked with doing their duty, its implementation is considered inappropriate, therefore the guideline is revoked,” Attorney General’s Office (AGO) spokesman Hari Setiyono said on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com. The revocation is stipulated in Attorney General Decree No. 163/2020 issued on Tuesday. Hari said the now-revoked guideline had been issu...