Various Institutions to be Involved in Selection for KPK Commissioners: Selection Committee

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 17 Juni 2019
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Chairperson of the KPK Selection Committee Yenti Ganarsih accompanied by State Secretary Minister and Selection Committee members at a press conference, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (17/6). (Photo by: JAY/PR)

Chairperson of the KPK Selection Committee Yenti Ganarsih accompanied by State Secretary Minister and Selection Committee members at a press conference, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (17/6). (Photo by: JAY/PR)

Selection Committee for prospective Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioners for the 2019-2023 period will involve various institutions, Chairperson of Selection Committee Yenti Ganarsih has said.

The National Police, the Attorney General Office, the Corruption Eradication Commission, the National Intelligence Agency, the National Agency for the Eradication of Terrorism (BNPT), the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) are to be involved to obtain a complete profile of the candidates.

“Having observed the current situation in Indonesia related to radicalism, we (selection committee) have decided to assess the candidates through psychological and clinical assessments by using data from the BNPT,” Yenti told reporters after meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo along a number of fellow committee members, at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta on Monday (17/6).

Regarding the BNN involvement, Yenti explained that the BNN will scrutinize candidates who may have involved in narcotics syndicates.

“This is crucial since in some countries it is very likely that the selected candidates turned out to be the one behind the backing of the drug cartels,” she said.

In the meantime, another committee member Hamdi Moeloek added that all candidates receive the same treatment to check whether there are any possible indications of exposure to radical ideology. “The KPK commissioners must be free from exposure of radical teachings,” he said.

Regarding narcotics assessment, Hamdi stated that there is no harm in scrutinizing the candidates as there are always possibilities. “So, please don’t get us wrong. We just want to be more aware of those possibilities,” he said.

Diana Saida Wati, another committee member, said that from discussions with the President, it is expected that the KPK leaderers in the future will have strong managerial skills, given that it is important to fix both internal and external affairs of the KPK.

“This is indeed a big task for the selection committee to look for candidates who master investigative skills and are able to build a good, transparent system,” she said.

Meanwhile, another member of the committee Harkristuti Harkrisnowo added that registration of candidates has opened starting Monday (17/6) until Thursday (4/7) and the requirements for registration can be seen at  https://www.setneg.go.id/view/index/seleksi_calon_pimpinan_komisi_pemberantasan_korupsi. (FID/JAY/ES)

 

Translated by: Muhardi

Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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