Thursday, 21 November 2019

Idham Azis Seeks Synergy with KPK

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  • National Police Chief Gen. Idham Azis (left) shakes hands with Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Agus Rahardjo at the KPK office in Kuningan, Jakarta, Monday, November 4, 2019. TEMPO/Fikri Arigi

    National Police Chief Gen. Idham Azis (left) shakes hands with Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Agus Rahardjo at the KPK office in Kuningan, Jakarta, Monday, November 4, 2019. TEMPO/Fikri Arigi

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The newly-inaugurated Chief of the National Police, General Idham Azis, visited the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Monday, November 4. Idham said the police were seeking collaboration with the anti-graft body.

    “We truly hope the National Police and the KPK can go hand in hand, together build a positive synergy in enforcing and preventing corruption practices,” said Idham after the meeting at the KPK building, Monday, November 4.

    Idham arrived at around 01:00 p.m., meeting with KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo and other leaders of the commission. 

    The former head of the police’s criminal investigation unit (Bareskrim) said they had discussed many topics, including his program plans. Idham was determined to reoptimize the ties between the KPK and the National Police.

    “I’m strengthening the existing programs that we have run well so far for our future ties,” he said.

    Idham claimed he personally had a good relationship with Agus Rahardjo since he served at Jakarta Metro Police’s internal affairs division (Propam) and the National Police’s Bareskrim. He also said he had built intense communication with Agus.

    The close relationship, Idham Azis went on, made him considered Agus as family. “I consider him a brother and a parent. So I come to visit him, ask him for advice,” said the Police Chief.

    FIKRI ARIGI