Indonesian members of parliament listen to President Joko Widodo delivering a speech ahead of Independence Day in Jakarta on August 16. Photo: Reuters

Anti-graft agency KPK is doing a good job. So why is Indonesia diluting its power?

  • The Corruption Eradication Commission has consistently been voted the country’s most trusted institution but lawmakers now plan legal revisions that will subject the agency to government oversight
  • Civil rights and anti-corruption campaigners have called on Joko Widodo to ‘save the KPK’ but the president’s stance on the issue ‘remains enigmatic’
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Indonesian members of parliament listen to President Joko Widodo delivering a speech ahead of Independence Day in Jakarta on August 16. Photo: Reuters
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