JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has signed Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 102/2020 on the implementation of supervision of corruption eradication on October 20.
The presidential regulation will pave the way for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to take over corruption cases from the National Police and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).
The regulation is stipulated in Article 9 (1) of Presidential Regulation No. 102/2020 which is mandated in Article 10 (2) of Law No. 19/2019 on the Corruption Eradication Commission.
“Based on the results of Supervision of cases handled by the relevant authority as referred to in Article 3, the Corruption Eradication Commission has the authority to take over corruption cases that are being handled by the National Police and/or the Attorney General’s Office,” the regulation states.
Before taking over the corruption case, KPK shall inform the investigators and/or public prosecutors who initially handle the case, followed by the handing over of the suspect or defendant’s dossiers, evidence, and other necessary documents not later than 14 days as of the issuance date of the request, it added.
Meanwhile, under Article 10 of Law No. 19/2019 on the Corruption Eradication Commission, the anti-graft body has the right to take over corruption cases handled by the National Police and the AGO if public reports on the alleged corruption cases have not been further investigated, have not been resolved or delayed without clear explanations.
The case can also be handed over to the KPK when it aims to protect the safety of the perpetrators and to avoid interference from the executive, judicial, and legislative bodies.
Another reason is that when other circumstances are causing the corruption cases difficult to be properly handled, it added.
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