Special committee drops recommendation on formation of KPK supervisory council

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The special committee of inquiry on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has dropped its recommendation on the formation of a supervisory council for the anti-graft body.

The authority to supervise the commission would lie in the hands of the institution and public, Taufiqqulhadi, deputy chief of the House of Representatives special committee, remarked.

"There is no clause on the supervisory body in our recommendation," Taufiqqulhadi noted here on Monday.

The special committees recommendation will focus on three issues in KPKs internal management, and the formation of the supervisory council was viewed as being a less important issue to be included in the draft recommendation, he explained.

A supervisory council will not be necessary if public supervision has been put into effective practice.

"On this supervisory issue, we let the KPK and public handle it. If public supervision has run well, we will not include the formation of the supervisory council in the recommendation," he noted.

Taufiqqulhadi claimed that the decision was not taken under the threat of any parties, but after taking into account the opinion of legal experts and a series of discussion.

"The draft recommendation to raise the budget for the KPK has been delayed, as some factions have yet to reach an agreement on the draft," he revealed.

Taufiqqulhadi asserted that the special committees recommendation did not mention the draft law on tapping.

Source: ANTARA News

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