Firli Bahuri Suspect, KPK Gives 4 Points of Explanation News – 1 hour ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has finally opened its voice regarding the designation of Firli Bahuri as a suspect in extortion related to the Syarul Yasin Limpo case at the Ministry of Agriculture.

Deputy Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission, Alexander Marwata, said that his agency respects the ongoing legal process at the Regional Police regarding this case.

“In response to the news regarding the appointment of Mr. Firli Bahuri as a suspect in the extortion case at the Regional Police, firstly, on behalf of the Corruption Eradication Commission, we respect the ongoing legal process,” said Alex in a press conference at his office, Jakarta, Thursday, (23/11/2023).

Alex said that the KPK also understands that there are provisions in Article 32 of the KPK Law. This article stipulates that KPK leaders who become suspects are temporarily suspended based on a Presidential Decree.

Third, Alex said that the KPK leadership worked collectively, collegiately, solidly and remained committed to continuing to carry out their duties.

He said that Firli’s case would not interfere with the anti-corruption commission’s handling of cases, while it would continue to carry out corruption prevention, supervision and anti-corruption education.

“It continues to run as it should,” he said.

Alex said that the four Corruption Eradication Committees realized that eradicating corruption could not be done alone. Therefore, he said that the KPK would continue to synergize with all stakeholders, both government and business actors.

“Thank you for the community’s support and we will provide the latest updates about the KPK,” he said.

Alex said that even though he had been named a suspect by the Regional Police in the Syahrul Yasin Limpo extortion case, Firli was still on duty as usual. He said temporary dismissal could only be done through a Presidential Decree. “Still very active,” said Alex.

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