Fahri Hamzah Urges Jokowi to Issue Perpu on KPK

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - House of Representatives Deputy Speaker urged the government to pass the government regulation in lieu of law (Perpu) on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). However, Fahri Hamzah said the decision to pass the new bill is in President Joko Widodo or Jokowi’s hands.

    “It depends on the President. If he thinks that there is no issue [with the law], then he won’t make a complex decision,” Fahri said at the Senayan Parliament Complex in Jakarta today, August 25.

    The idea to issue the Perpu was pitched when the House initiated a plan to launch an inquiry against the KPK. Agun Gunanjar Sudarsa, chairman of the Special Committee (Pansus) for the inquiry against the KPK, said that the plan to pass the Perpu was frequently mentioned in the committee’s internal meetings.

    Pansus deputy chairman Masinton Pasaribu denied that the Perpu was deliberated in the internal meetings. According to Masinton, the meetings were focused on discussing the Pansus perspective of the anti-graft commission.

    Masinton, who is also a lawmaker from the Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle, said that the special committee is currently focusing on reviewing reports related to the KPK.

    “We have never made a recommendation for the President to issue a Perpu,” he said.