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There had been some protests from some party factions.

Tunggul Kumoro   29 April 2017 16:51

Brilio.net - The House of Representatives (DPR) approved the use of inquiry right related to Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) task implementation. The decision was made amidst protests from some party factions during the plenary session.

Soon after the House deputy chair Fahri Hamzah struck the gavel, several House members including from Gerindra, National Awakening Party, and Democratic faction who rejected the proposal protested the decision and walked out of the room. However, leader insisted on proceeding the session.

Representative of inquiry right proposer Taufiqulhadi explained that there was no denying that the KPK's performance received positive assessment from public. According to him, that did not mean the principle of transparency and accountability needed not be a concern.

"Especially related to the implementation of KPK's duties, principal and function, Commission III received inputs [about] the run of tupoksi (duties, principal and function) which sometimes was not in accordance with the proper legislation and institutional governance," he said.

Taufiqulhadi cited one case related to budget governance, 2015 KPK Compliance Report of Examination Result (LHP), in which seven indications of non-compliance of KPK against legislation were recorded. The National Democratic Party politician further explained the indications including the of KPK staff's wage overpayment that have not been completed for the implementation of learning tasks, "Then the goods expenditure on the directorate of monitoring of information and data which the adequate accountability is not included," he added.

In addition, according to him, the House's Comission III also received information that there was a "leak" of documents in legal proceedings such as Investigation Order (Sprindik), and Deter and Deny (Cekal) letter.

Meanwhile, Gerindra Party spokesman Martin Hutabarat suggested to first ask the constituent during recess.

"We propose asking to the constituent whether this is what the public wants, or what the DPR wants," he said.

Erma Suryani Ranik, Democratic Party spokesperson shared a similar view, saying that the use of inquiry rights may weaken KPK's position.

 

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