KPK to Continue Investigation on 4 Major Corruption Cases



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) assures that the investigation on four major national-scale cases will not be stopped after it ceased investigation on 36 cases.

    KPK acting-spokesman Ali Fikri says the cases that will resume investigation include the Sumber Waras hospital, Bank Century, Newmont divestment in West Nusa Tenggara, and RJ Lino. 

    “Not the NTB case, not RJL, not Century, and RS Sumber Waras (their investigations will not be halted). We would like to make that clear,” he said at the KPK headquarters on February 20. 

    The anti-graft watchdog is currently under the nation’s spotlight after it decided to halt the investigations of 36 cases. Despite refusing to explain the cases in detail, Ali Fikri said the cases include alleged corruption by regional heads, state-owned enterprises, law enforcers, state-ministries, DPR legislators, and regional legislators. 

    Ali says that this decision is based on the principles of legal certainty, transparency, and public accountability overseen by the KPK Law Article No.5.

    He elaborates that those cases that were dropped are cases that failed to find elements of criminal violation and that the decision to do so is considered normal as in the last five years KPK had stopped the investigation on 162 cases. 

    “These were done carefully and responsibly,” said the KPK spokesman.