Candidates for KPK Supervisory Board Members Are Good Persons, President Jokowi Ensures

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 18 Desember 2019
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President Jokowi accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung enters meeting room at Novotel Hotel, Balikpapan, Wednesday (18/12). (Photo: AGUNG/PR)

The Government has reached a decision on several potential candidates for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Supervisory Board but the names are still not confirmed yet, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.

“We have a judge, a prosecutor, a former KPK commissioner, an economist, an academic, and a criminal expert. We will select five of them,” President Jokowi told reporters in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan province, Wednesday (18/12).

The President asked reporters to wait a few more days for the official announcement.

“I make sure to choose only the best people,” he added.

In accordance with Law Number 19 of 2019 on the Second Amendment to Law Number 30 of 2012 on the Corruption Eradication Commission, the KPK Supervisory Board members shall consist of five people, hold positions for four years and can be re-elected in the same position only for one term of office.

The Supervisory Board will be responsible for supervising the implementation of duties and authority of the KPK, granting permission or not giving permission for wiretapping, search and/or confiscation, compiling and establishing code of ethics for the KPK Commissioner and Staff, receiving and following up on reports from the public regarding the alleged violation of the code of ethics by the KPK Commissioner and staff or violations of the provisions in this Law, holding a trial to examine alleged violations of the code of ethics by the KPK Commissioner and staff, and evaluating the performance of the KPK Commissioner and staff regularly once a year. (UN/AGG/ES)

Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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