Rabu, 19 Desember 2018

The KPK vs Setya

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  • Activists carry posters depicting House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

    Activists carry posters depicting House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The police made their move only one day after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) released a notice letter marking the start of the agency’s investigation into House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Setya Novanto’s involvement in the electronic ID card (e-KTP) corruption case. The police also issued its own investigation warrant for two KPK leaders, Agus Rahardjo and Saut Situmorang, on November 7.

    The KPK’s summons for Setya was signed by Director of Criminal Investigation Aris Budiman on October 31, and sent three days later and circulated among the public through a WhatsApp group last Monday. The police named Agus and Saut suspects based on a report filed by Sandy Kurniawan, Setya’s lawyer, in mid-October.

    Read: Setya Novanto Fights Potential Jail Time

    The police and the KPK are clearly at odds. The police seem to have dismissed Article 25 in Law No. 31/1999 on Corruption Eradication: "Criminal investigation, prosecution, and questioning at the corruption court takes precedence over other cases."

    - Fighting Back

    - Madun Hariyadi, an activist with the NGO, State Wealth Rescuers Movement, reports KPK Chairman Agus Rahardjo for suspected corruption in the procurement of facilities and infrastructure for the new KPK building in 2016.

    It was Fredrich Yunadi, Setya Novanto’s lawyer, who represented Madun when the latter was reported on the accusation of extortion in the name of the KPK in 2014. 

    Read the full article in this week's edition of Tempo English Magazine