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Jakarta Post

KPK chides Supreme Court for leniency toward graft convicts

  • News Desk


Jakarta   /   Tue, September 22 2020   /  01:00 am
Supreme Court building in Central Jakarta.(Courtesy of the Supreme Court/-)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has criticized the Supreme Court’s recent record of granting judicial reviews of graft cases that have often led to lighter punishment than originally ruled. According to the KPK, at least 20 graft cases handled by the commission between 2019 and 2020 were “botched” by the Supreme Court’s supposedly lenient rulings. “The KPK is dismayed by the Supreme Court’s mounting approvals of case review requests,” KPK spokesperson Ali Fikri said in a statement on Monday as quoted by Ali added that the tendency to lessen punishments for graft convicts could paint a negative image of the country’s legal system as a whole. “As the vanguard of justice, the KPK believes that this phenomenon will contribute to a poor public image […], which in turn will erode public trust i...