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Jakarta Post

KPK criticized for car procurement plan

  • Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie


Jakarta   /   Mon, October 19 2020   /  01:00 am
Under pressure -- Four points highlighted in the 2002 Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law revision, including wiretapping, the establishment of a KPK monitoring council, rules on KPK investigators and the commission’s authority to issue investigation termination warrants (SP3), have led to heated debate during its deliberation process at the House of Representatives. ( Parwitasari)

Watchdogs and a former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioner have criticized the antigraft body’s recent move to procure cars for its high-ranking officials and supervisory board members, saying the plan is “against the commission’s values”. The House of Representatives recently approved the KPK’s budget for 2021, which includes a plan to procure official cars for the agency’s commissioners and other high-ranking officials. While the budget for the vehicles has yet to be determined, it was previously reported that the KPK had allocated Rp 1.45 billion (US$98,209) for a new car for chairman Firli Bahuri and Rp 1 billion each for cars other commissioners. Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) activist Kurnia Ramadhana said the plan to purchase official cars showed the deterioration of the antigraft body’s integrity under Firli&rs...