Cabinet Secretary: No Need to Interpret the Postponement of KPK Law Revision
Date 23 Februari 2016
Cabinet Secretary (Seskab) Pramono Agung affirmed that during a consultation meeting between the Speakers of the House of Representatives (DPR) and President Joko Jokowi Widodo, at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Monday (22/2), they have agreed to postpone the revision of Law No. 30 of 2002 on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). President has stated about the agreement, so we did not need to make any interpretation.
President has clearly stated what was agreed with the Speakers of the House. Thus, we do not need to interpret anything, said Cabinet Secretary to the press before the limited cabinet meeting at Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Tuesday afternoon (23/2).
Seskab reiterated that it has been stated publicly by the President that he wanted to listen to public opinion first, so the revision was postponed. We do not need to interpret anything because President has made his statement, he said.
Will there be any request to the House to withdraw the revision of KPK Law from the National Legislation Program (prolegnas)?
Yes, the President has clearly stated yesterday. So, if President has made a clear statement, we do not need to make any interpretation, said Mas Pram, a call for Pramono Anung.
Regarding the deadline of the information dissemination, Seskab explained that President would deliver it later. He just reminded that the decision was just taken yesterday, so there has not been any deadline yet.
As previously reported, the consultation meeting between the President and the Speakers of the House have agreed to postpone the revision of Law No.30 of 2002 on Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). This agreement was reached in a consultation meeting between President and the Speakers of the House, which consisted of Ade Komarudin (Speaker), Fadli Zon (Deputy Speaker), Agus Hermanto (Deputy Speaker), Chairman of the Commissions of the House and Chairmans of the Factions of the House, at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, on Monday afternoon (22/2).
After we talked a lot about the plan to revise the Law on KPK, we agreed that the revision should not be discussed now. We will postpone it, said President Jokowi in a press conference after the consultation meeting.
President asserted he really appreciated the processes of political dynamics in DPR, particularly in the plan to revise KPK Law.
In my opinion, we need time to finalize the plan of revising KPK Law and promote it to the public, said President Jokowi. (FID/ES) (AJ/LW)