The End of KPK under Jokowi
IF only President Joko Widodo and the House of Representatives (DPR) had not blunted the spearhead of Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency, this embarrassing drama would not have happened.
As well as failing to seal the office of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), a team from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) also failed to detain a senior party official suspected of involvement in a corruption case.
The KPK, which used to be almost invincible, has proved to be powerless after the authority of its investigators was stripped away and its independence eroded via the revised law. Two weeks ago, a t...