Novel Baswedan Urges Terror Against KPK Staffs to be Investigated

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  • Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission investigator Novel Baswedan, center, delivers a speech upon arrival at the commission's headquarters in Jakarta, Feb. 22, 2018. AP

    Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission investigator Novel Baswedan, center, delivers a speech upon arrival at the commission's headquarters in Jakarta, Feb. 22, 2018. AP

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The senior investigator of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Novel Baswedan demanded that the terror against KPK officials be legally processed. He said that it had never been investigated, even rarely revealed to the public.

    “Therefore, I urge it to be brought to the legal process,” Novel said in his office, Jakarta, Thursday, November 1.

    Novel is one of the KPK officials who experienced the terror. He was splashed with acid water on April 11, 2017, near his residence in North Jakarta. Due to the attack, his left eye is almost blind. The perpetrators have yet to be caught thus far.

    Read: Novel Baswedan Many KPK Investigators Threatened by Terror 

    According to Novel, many KPK officials experienced similar things, their cars splashed with acid water, kidnapped and threatened to be killed.

    The KPK senior investigation asked President Jokowi to help in revealing the case. He also urged the KPK leaders to take legal action to resolve the terror. 

    Novel Baswedan considered that revealing the terror case against the corruption eradication officials is as important as eradicating the corruption itself. He said the completion of the terror case was important so that the case would not reoccur.

    M ROSSENO AJI