Ombudsman Suspects Maladministration on KPK Law Revision

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Indonesian Ombudsman said it faced difficulties to ask for clarification from the Law Commission of the House of Representatives (DPR) in light of alleged maladministration on the discussion of the revision of Law on Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

    “We are still waiting for Commission III’s answer. After the holiday ends, we will send a letter again,” Ombudsman commissioner Adrianus Meliala told Tempo via a phone call on Tuesday, December 31.

    Adrianus said his side had sent a letter to the House, asking for clarification and documents related to the process of the discussion on the draft bill. However, the letter has not been responded yet.

    “We want to see the official report. If the hearing meeting [on the draft bill] had been established, we’d like to see the report. But to date, we have not received it,” Adrianus added.

    The former commissioner of the National Police Commission (Kompolnas) said he had a scheduled meeting with the Law Commission, yet the plan was suddenly canceled.

    “We have an impression that they are reluctant to talk about whether there was a process that involved public participation [for the draft bill] or not,” he said.

    Adrianus said he suspected maladministration during the process of the discussion on the revision of KPK Law given the lack of public participation. “All state documents require public participation, either FGD (focus group discussion) or others. Otherwise, it is legally flawed,” he underlined.

    M ROSSENO AJI