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House of Rep to summon current, former KPK leaders

Rabu, 12 Juli 2017 / 14:02 WIB

House of Rep to summon current, former KPK leaders

JAKARTA. The House of Representatives inquiry team tasked with investigating the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is set to summon the anti-graft body’s current and former leaders to gain insight into anti-corruption efforts in Indonesia.

No specific date has been determined for the meeting, however. Inquiry team deputy chairman Taufiqulhadi from the NasDem Party said the team needed to get detailed information and testimonies from former leaders of the anti-graft body.

“There are many things about the KPK's work we want to ask about,” Taufiqulhadi said on Tuesday.

The establishment of the inquiry team has generated sharp criticism from various parties, who believe it is a House ploy to weaken the KPK.

The team claims it has found a number of irregularities and violations allegedly committed by the KPK during its anti-corruption drive.

“These [irregularities] have happened for a long time. Maybe these things happened during [current KPK chairman] Agus Raharjo's term or during [former chairman] Taufiequrachman Ruki's term. This is the problem we need to ask about and confirm,” Taufiqulhadi said. (ebf)

Reporter: The Jakarta Post
Editor: Dessy Rosalina

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