Saturday, 19 October 2019

Agus Rahardjo Hands over KPK's Responsibilities to Jokowi

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Markus Wisnu Murti

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  • Saut Situmorang (left), Agus Rahardjo (center) and Laode M. Syarief announce the KPK's stance on the revisions of the Law No. 30 Year 2002 on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) at his office in Central Jakarta on Friday, September 13, 2019. TEMPO/Andita Rahma

    Saut Situmorang (left), Agus Rahardjo (center) and Laode M. Syarief announce the KPK's stance on the revisions of the Law No. 30 Year 2002 on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) at his office in Central Jakarta on Friday, September 13, 2019. TEMPO/Andita Rahma

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaCorruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Agus Rahardjo has declared that he entrusts the responsibilities of the anti-graft body to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

    Agus said KPK's board of leaders was forced to do so in the wake of ceaseless attempts to clip the KPK's wings.

    “KPK is blocked from every side,” said Agus during a press conference in the front yard of the KPK Merah Putih building, Friday, September 13.

    Agus opined measures to amend the Law No. 30/2002 concerning the KPK are among the examples of the attempts. Moreover, KPK has never been involved in discussions about the draft revisions.

    “We are deeply worried, perhaps it is true [that they] are willing to weaken the KPK,” Agus remarked.

    Therefore, Agus has decided to hand over the KPK's duties to President Jokowi. “We are waiting for an order whether we are still trusted until December and then maintain our operations. Hopefully, we will be called for talks,” he added.

    ANDITA RAHMA