Gov’t Won’t Issue Perppu on KPK in Near Future
Date 1 November 2019
The Government has announced it will not issue a Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in the near future.
The decision was made since there is still an ongoing judicial review in the Constitutional Court (MK) against Law Number 19 of 2019 on the Second Amendment to Law Number 30 of 2012 on the Corruption Eradication Commission.
“We must respect it. Do not let such process be immediately overwritten with another decision,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo told reporters at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Friday (1/11).
President Jokowi added that he is conducting a selection of proposed candidates to be members of the KPK Supervisory Board as mandated by Law Number 19 of 2019. “We still listen for inputs and suggestions (on the candidates),” he said.
In accordance with Article 69A of Law Number 19 of 2019, head and member of the KPK Supervisory Board for the first time is selected and appointed by the President of the Republic of Indonesia.
President Jokowi went on to say that he would not form a selection committee to elect supervisory board members; yet he ensured that the elected members have good credibility.
The KPK Supervisory Board will consist of five members and will be responsible for among others, overseeing the implementation of the duties and authority of the KPK, wiretapping authorization, and search and/or confiscation. (ANT/ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas