KPK lauds award bestowed by Malaysia on Novel Baswedan

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has lauded the international anticorruption award bestowed by Malaysia on Novel Baswedan.

"The KPK is grateful for the attention of various parties that continue to support and participate in overseeing the process of the Baswedan Novel assault case," acting KPK spokesman Ali Fikri stated here on Wednesday.

The International Anti-Corruption Award 2020 from the Perdana International Anti-Corruption Champion Fund (PIACCF) was bestowed on Baswedan to honor his commitment, bravery, and sacrifice in fighting corruption in Indonesia.

Baswedan, KPK's senior investigator, who was attacked by acid hurled by two people on April 11, 2017, was viewed as the right person to receive the award, Fikri remarked.

"The police have only been able to arrest two of the perpetrators, while the intellectual actor, who masterminded the attack on the Baswedan Novel is yet unknown," he noted.

Baswedan lost vision of his left eye owing to the acid attack carried by the two people, who turned out to be active police officers.

The anti-graft agency is optimistic that fair punishment would be meted out to perpetrators behind the assault on Baswedan.

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad handed over the award to Baswedan and posthumously to Kevin Morais, deputy public prosecutor for the Attorney General's Chambers of Malaysia and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), who was murdered in 2015 during the launch ceremony of the PIACCF in Putrajaya on Tuesday evening.

Source: Antara News

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