Novel Case Proves Jokowi Fails to Fulfill Nawacita

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  • Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan, left, waves to reporters as he walks with KPK Deputy Chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif upon arrival at the commission's headquarters in Jakarta, Feb. 22, 2018. AP

    Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan, left, waves to reporters as he walks with KPK Deputy Chairman Laode Muhammad Syarif upon arrival at the commission's headquarters in Jakarta, Feb. 22, 2018. AP

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta -  The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) deemed President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had failed to accomplish the first point of his promise on human rights mentioned in his Nawacita (nine priorities) program, considering the case of Novel Baswedan had remained in limbo.

    “The reality is an anti-corruption activist is criminalized,” KontraS coordinator Yati Andriani said in her office, Friday, Oct 19.

    Yati explained the first point of Jokowi and Jusuf Kalla’s promise on human rights was to develop clear and transparent legislative politics and take side in combating corruption, uphold human rights, preserve the environment, and reform law enforcement institutions. 

    Read: Novel Baswedan Urges President to Crack His Case 

    However, Jokowi has failed to form a joint fact-finding team to investigate the alleged attack against a senior investigator of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Novel Baswedan.

    “While in fact, it is clear that the police have failed to find the perpetrators of the assault against Novel this year,” she underlined.

    Besides, Yati went on to say there was an attempt to weaken the anti-graft body, such as the suspected destruction of evidence committed by former KPK investigators from the police. The case was recently disclosed by IndonesiaLeaks.

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