Special Committee on KPK Meets Attorney General

Friday, 14 July 2017 , 15:00:00 WIB -

A public discussion with the Special Committee on Rights of Inquiry against KPK. (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – After meeting the Indonesian National Police (Polri) officials, the Special Committee on Rights of Inquiry against the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) visits another law enforcement institution. This time, the committee members meet Attorney General M Prasetyo. The House Deputy Chairman Fahri Hamzah, who led the special committee delegation, said they meet the Attorney General to initiate an inter-institution partnership between the House of Representatives and the Attorney General Office (AGO).

Fahri said they held the meeting to compare their vision and perception about law enforcement. The special committee also wants to know how strong are the power and function of both institutions. Previously, the special committee visited the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK), Polri Headquarters, and Sukamiskin Penitentiary in Bandung.

"The visit was conducted to tighten the relationship between the House of Representatives and the AGO, not to discuss the rights of inquiry. In the visit, we asked them to explain the authority and function of each institution, which is the House of Representatives as the highest supervision agency in our country that’s currently using its important rights according to our constitution, the 1945 Constitution," Fahri said in a press conference after the meeting as quoted from dpr.go.id, Thursday (13/7).

Fahri said that the AGO is an important part in the founding of KPK. There are many prosecutors who work in shifts in KPK. Fahri also delivered the similar perception about fighting crime. If there were a crime, all law enforcers must join forces to face it. The capacity of law enforcers must be bigger the crime itself.

"If we don’t unite, crime will look great, and we will look small. This mustn’t happen," he said firmly.

Fahri added that the visit is expected to continue to help the Special Committee on Rights of Inquiry against KPK in gathering the needed information. Previously, the Attorney General welcomed the special committee. He also stated the public misunderstands the special committee existence.

"There isn’t any discussion to weaken, press, or disband KPK. The meeting is just a coordination between state institutions. The presence of the Special Committee on Rights of Inquiry against KPK is very positive. We support what they’ve been doing all the time," said the Attorney General. (mag)