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Resignation of KPK spokesman adds to surge in departures

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    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 28 2020   /  01:00 am
The KPK can only flourish where its independence is guaranteed. If it becomes answerable to the executive it is supposed to oversee, under the orders of government cronies chosen for political convenience, the notion that it could offer any real resistance to corruption would be laughable. Laughable, that is, were the inevitable impact on Indonesian democracy not so truly tragic.(JP/Donny Fernando)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has revealed that dozens of its employees have resigned from the agency. The word on resignations broke days after the antigraft body confirmed that its public relations head and former spokesperson, Febri Diansyah, had resigned from the commission. KPK acting spokesperson Ali Fikri said that 31 employees had filed their resignation letters between January and September. “They resigned for various reasons. Most of them stated they wanted to develop their career outside of the KPK,” Ali said in a statement on Saturday. He added that such resignations were common within the KPK, as 126 employees had resigned from the commission between 2016 and 2019. The spokesperson went on to say that the antigraft body respected their decisions and urged the resigned employees to become “anti-corruption agents” to promote...