Firli Bahuri: 'KPK Remains Unshaken Despite 51 Employees Discharged'

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairperson Firli Bahuri stated that the anti-graft institution will not be shaken after 75 employees failed to pass the controversial civic knowledge test (TWK) and are dismissed from the Comission. 

    "Statistically, the 75 employees represent 5.4 percent from a total of 1,351 people. KPK's working mechanism does not depend on a person-by-person basis," said Firli Bahuri in a House of Representatives (DPR) hearing on Thursday, June 3, 2021. 

    Firli explained that the 1,271 employees who passed the test and will be upgraded as a state apparatus (ASN), will abide by the existing system and law. 

    "Those who remain in the KPK share the same commitment and spirit to eradicate corruption," said the former National Police chief.

    It has been widely reported that 75 KPK employees failed a test that would determine their future as a government employee. The test was called the civic knowledge test (TWK). The test is a requirement mentioned by the equally controversial new KPK Law, which subjects the anti-graft institution employees to a status change from independent officials to government employees. 

    Out of 75, 51 were fired from the institution while the rest were given an opportunity to undergo a special development program if they chose to remain in KPK. 

    ANDITA RAHMA