Cabinet Secretary: Govt Waits Progress at DPR on Revision of KPK Law
Date 5 Februari 2016
Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung asserted that the revision of the Law Number 30 of 2002 on Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) which was proposed by the House of Representatives (DPR) is now still under discussion at the Legislative Body. Therefore, the Government is still waiting for the revision draft before giving opinions regarding the possibility that the revision aims to weaken the antigraft body.
Firstly, it needs to be clarified that this is the initiative of the DPR and now it is still under discussion at the Legislative Body. Pramono Anung said at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Friday (5/2) afternoon.
Pramono also provided an overview that it needs several measures to revise the Law. According to Pramono, it is still under discussion at the Legislative Body. Once the process is done, there will be a Plenary Cabinet Meeting to stipulate the agreed conclusion at the legislative. Thus, the Speaker of DPR will officially send a letter to the President.
There are some measures. If I am asked about the condition of the Government today, I will answer that the Government is still waiting for the draft to be handed, whether it is in line with common spirit, that is to strengthen and provide clarity to KPK. There are 4 points, Cabinet Secretary explained.
Due to the waiting, Cabinet Secreatry asked the reporters not to speculate the draft that will be revised. Therefore, Cabinet Secretary refused to answer the questions regarding 4 points proposed in the revision could potentially weaken the position of the KPK as a law enforcement agency or not.
Thus, the 4 points could generate different interpretations. Therefore, the most important thing is to wait. Until now, the draft has not formally sent and we do not know the content. How do we respond, if we do not know the content?, Mas Pram, the nickname of Pramono Anung firmly said.
Regarding the huge numbers of rejections to the revision of the Law on KPK, Pramono Anung asserted that the Government is still waiting the official draft from the DPR. Therefore, Pramono refuse to answer the questions regarding the Governments response if the revision will potentially weaken the position of the KPK.
Therefore, we wait, the Government waits, Pramono said ending the interview. (FID/JAY/OJI/ES) (RAS/EP/YM/Naster)