KPK Supervisory Council Members Chosen from Different Backgrounds: President Jokowi

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 20 Desember 2019
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President Jokowi answers reporters’ questions after the inauguration of KPK supervisory council, at the State Palace, Jakarta Friday (20/12). (Photo by: Agung/PR).

The new chairperson and members of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Supervisory Council for the 2019-2023 period are capable people, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.

“They are good and capable people with integrity and capacity in matters related to the field,” President Jokowi told reporters after the inauguration of the KPK Leaders and Supervisory Council at the State Palace, Jakarta Friday (20/12).

As previously reported, new members of the KPK Supervisory Council are former KPK Chairperson Tumpak Hatorangan Panggabean, Artidjo Alkostar (former Supreme Court judge); Albertina Ho (Deputy Head of Kupang High Court, East Nusa Tenggara province); Harjono (former Constitutional Court judge); and Syamsudin Haris (researcher at the Indonesian Institute of Science/LIPI).

According to the President, members of the council were deliberately chosen from different background. “So that it can provide control and supervision of KPK leaders,” he added.

Regarding the election of Tumpak Hatorangan Panggabean as Chairperson of the council, President Jokowi said that he has background and experiences related to the KPK.

The President expressed hope that anti-graft campaign in Indonesia can be done systemically in order to bring positive impacts for the economy. “I believe leaders and commissioners of the KPK can lead the organization to a better direction. Insyaallah (God willing),” President Jokowi added. (TGH/AGG/ES)



Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Reviewed by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas

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