Novel Baswedan Urges President to Crack His Case

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  • Novel Baswedan speaks to journalists at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building in Jakarta, May 3, 2018. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

    Novel Baswedan speaks to journalists at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) building in Jakarta, May 3, 2018. TEMPO/Imam Sukamto

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) senior investigator Novel Baswedan has again called on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to solve his assault case. "I will not stop unraveling this case. I will keep on urging the president," he said at the KPK building on Friday, July 27. 

    Novel said he was ready to bear all risks to solve the case, adding that the attack was not a mere act of terror, but rather an attempt to undermine the anti-graft body.  

    Novel said the perpetrators behind the attack was the same as those terrorizing the KPK. He also believed that the police would not solve the case. "I will continue urging the president as the police's superior to solve this case," he said. 

    Read: Novel Baswedan Back to Work in KPK July 27

    Novel also appealed to the KPK to crack terror cases against its employees. "Do not talk about this attack terrors in the gray area," he said. 

    KPK chief Agus Rahardjo said in response to Novel Baswedan's plea that he would continue the investigation into the case. "Later when [we] meet with the President, we will talk about the unraveling of this case,” he said.

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