KPK Continues to Combat Corruption despite the Amended Law



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Agus Rahardjo, chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), is determined to continue their usual works should the amended Law on the anti-graft body takes effect starting today, October 17. He underlined that there are not many changes in the internal body when the revision is valid.

    “For example, when there is a case tomorrow as the investigation is matured, and it requires a sting operation (OTT), we will for sure carry out a raid,” said Agus during a press conference at his office, Wednesday, Oct. 16.

    Per today, Oct. 17, 30 days have passed since the issuance of the law revision by the House of Representatives (DPR). Without the signing of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the amended law will automatically be binding under the regulation.

    Agus reiterates that he has held meetings with all officials of the anti-graft body. They questioned whether the revised policy will take effect immediately or not per today, considering during the process, many typos forced the President to resend the file to the House.

    To shed light on the matter, Agus claims that a meeting will be established with the Director-General of Legislation of Legal and Human Rights Ministry to discuss the status clarity.

    The chairman continues that his side has prepared a commission regulation to anticipate the implementation of the amended law. The rule, he adds, manages several issues, including who will sign a sprindik or the letter of investigation order of a case.

    Agus further hopes President Jokowi will issue a regulation in lieu of law or Perpu. “Hopefully, after being inaugurated again, the President is willing to release Perpu as fully expected by KPK and many people,” he concluded.