Raised eyebrows

Kompas – December 10, 2011
Raised eyebrows

More than a few eyebrows were raised when relatively unknown legal activist and lawyer Abraham Samad (pictured left) emerged as the country’s new anti-graft czar on Friday. Garnering 43 of the 56 votes by the House of Representatives legal commission, Samad’s selection prompted angry cries from anti-corruption activists who described the appointment as “completely political” and aimed at accommodating the interests of the political parties, not the public agenda of corruption eradication.