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The House of Representatives (DPR) is quietly proposing the draft revision of Law No. 30/2002 on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Supporters of the revision are pro-government parties, who have the support of opposition parties. The draft revision was discussed in a plenary session attended by only around 70 legislators on Thursday, September 5.
The DPR is quietly making efforts to revise the KPK law while the selection process for the anti-corruption commission’s leadership is ongoing. With articles to restrict its authorities, the KPK is already in a precarious position. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle had already prepared the revision for some time and now has the agreement of all political parties.
IN a House of Representatives (DPR) plenary session on Thursday, September 5, Deputy Speaker from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Utut Adianto, asked for factions to express their stance in regard to the revisions of two laws—one of which is the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) law—in writing. All 10 faction representatives agreed.
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Andi Syamsuddin Arsyad, owner of Jhonlin Group
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The House of Representatives (DPR) has just approved a proposed revision of Law No. 30/2002 on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). This revision breaks one of the important foundation stones of the battle against corruption by the anti-graft commission.
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