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Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) supervisory council chair Tumpak Panggabean speaks during a press conference on Thursday, April 8, 2020. A KPK employee, identified as IGAS, was in possession of confiscated property of a graft case and was already dishonorably discharged. KOMPAS.com / IRFAN KAMILIndonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) supervisory council chair Tumpak Panggabean speaks during a press conference on Thursday, April 8, 2020. A KPK employee, identified as IGAS, was in possession of confiscated property of a graft case and was already dishonorably discharged.

KOMPAS.com - An officer at Indonesia's anti-graft body was dishonorably discharged for possessing the confiscated property of a graft case. It was reported that the stolen good was in the form of two kilograms of gold worth 900 million rupiahs ($62,000).

In other news, the government will look into the allegations of human rights violations in Indonesia's tourism mega-project in Lombok's West Nusa Tenggara province following a recent report made by the United Nations (UN) expert on human rights.

Below are excerpts from the stories in Indonesia, curated by Kompas.com editors:

Indonesia’s Anti-graft Officer Sacked for Stealing Confiscated Good

An Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) employee, identified as IGAS, was dishonorably discharged for possessing the confiscated property of a graft case.
It was reported that the stolen good was in the form of two kilograms of gold worth 900 million rupiahs ($62,000).

KPK supervisory council chair Tumpak Panggabean said on Thursday, April 8, the incident began in early January 2020. IGAS did not take the confiscated good all at once, but it was done several times, Tumpak added.

“Some of the confiscated property had been taken to the pawnshop, but not all, as some were still being kept,” Tumpak told a press conference on Thursday.

This was discovered at the end of June last year, he added.

However, he continued, IGAS managed to return the confiscated goods that had been stolen after IGAS paid off the pawnshop by using the money obtained from an inheritance.
The council convicted IGAS of violating the code of ethics, being dishonest, abusing power for personal gain which resulted in dishonorable dismissal.

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/04/08/13430201/pegawai-kpk-curi-emas-berawal-dari-utang-besar-jual-warisan-orangtua.

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