State Intelligence Involved in Formulating KPK Employees Test



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The National Civil Service Agency (BKN) announced on Tuesday that it is not alone in formulating the test material for employees of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), mainly in the test on national insight. 

    Some 1,349 of the anti-corruption watchdog employees are currently undergoing a series of written and oral tests before they officially promoted to be state employees (ASN), a process which garnered heavy criticism from the public as many argue it would compromise the agency’s independence and integrity. 

    BKN spokesperson Paryono said that his institution partners with a plethora of state institutions such as the State Intelligence Agency (BIN), the Army Psychology Service, the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT), and BAIS. 

    “I am not informed about the test material itself,” Paryono explained in a text message to Tempo on May 4. 

    This test was initially officially touted as the ‘state moderation test’ which was also under public scrutiny for arguably not aligning with the task of KPK employees.

    However, statements from a number of the anti-corruption employees testified that the test resembles more of an ideological screening.