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Jakarta Post

KPK chairman Firli Bahuri found guilty of ethics breach

  • Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie


Jakarta   /   Fri, September 25 2020   /  01:00 am
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Firli Bahuri greets journalists before giving a press conference on alleged graft case pertaining to fictitious project of state-owned construction firm PT Waskita Karya at KPK headquarters in Jakarta on July 23, 2020.(Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) supervisory council has declared the commission's chairman, Firli Bahuri, guilty of an ethics violation for indulging in a “hedonistic lifestyle”. The council's panel of ethics said that Firli had failed to show exemplary action in his daily behavior, as mandated by KPK Supervisory Board Regulation No. 2/2020 on the enforcement of the KPK code of ethics and conduct. Furthermore, the panel pointed out Firli's negligence in recognizing that his attitudes and actions were inherent to and reflected his position as a KPK personnel. “[The panel] has found [Firli] guilty of violating the [KPK's] code of ethics and conduct,” supervisory council chair Tumpak Panggabean said during a hearing on Thursday. The council handed down a "light sentence" of a written reprimand as punishment for Firli ...