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Antigraft activists push for repeal of KPK Law

  • Galih Gumelar

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 30 2020   /  01:00 am
Former commissioner of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Erry Riyana (left, pointing out) join the hearing to challenge the controversial 2019 Law on KPK at the Constitutional Court on Jan. 8, 2020. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Antigraft activists are pinning their hopes on the Constitutional Court to revoke the 2019 Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law, after a year of unavailing efforts challenging the contentious law. They have expressed the hope that the court will eventually repeal the law to restore public faith in the country’s fight against corruption, which they believe has stalled ever since the law took effect on Oct. 17. Indonesia’s antigraft movement appears to have lost ground since the KPK Law revision was passed last year amid nationwide protests that failed to make any ground in restoring the KPK’s former might. Adding insult to injury, a number of graft convicts have had their sentences reduced by the courts and one was even acquitted, with government officials justifying the new trend on the basis that antigraft efforts were impeding investment. “We ...