KPK: Daily Sting Operations Possible with Enough Manpower

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  • KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo

    KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chairman Agus Rahardjo claimed that if his agency were equipped with enough personnel, it would able to conduct daily sting operations (OTT) against state organizers. 

    “If the KPK had enough manpower, we would be able to conduct daily OTTs,” claimed Agus in discussing the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) review at the KPK headquarters today, Nov. 27.

    Despite the many arrests KPK had been conducting for the past years, Agus suspected that a large number of state officials remain corrupt. 

    “Those state organizers might be finished completely if we had the manpower,” he said. 

    Furthermore, Agus said that society’s role upon eradicating corruption must be included in the Law for Corruption Crimes (UU Tipikor). He argued that the public must be empowered by the law to assist authorities, including KPK, in eradicating corruption.