KPK Backs President Jokowi's Call to Fight Law Mafia

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) announced its willingness to assist President Jokowi's attempt to abolish "law mafia" within Indonesia's bureaucracy system. 

    "I might argue that this is a major issue," said KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah in Jakarta on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. 

    Febri announced that KPK is ready to carry out preventive measures and enforce the law against such law mafia. Febri also said that the KPK will be willing to be involved in future efforts that might be introduced by president Jokowi, such as the formation of a special task force to handle the issue. 

    KPK asserted that these law mafia creates legal uncertainty in the country and has created a domino effect that not only fends off potential investors, but also creates new corrupt practices within the country's bureaucracy. 

    Previously, President Jokowi called for the country's authority to fight mafias that are hampering the government’' programs and businesses in general. 

    "I will be frank, don't let our law be hijacked by mafias that hamper the progress of many programs," said the President in a meeting at the Coordinating Ministry of Politics, Law, and Human Rights office. 

    M ROSSENO AJI