The only real surprise

Kompas – October 11, 2013
The only real surprise

The only real surprise about Constitutional Court (MK) chief justice Akil Mochtar’s arrest on corruption charges is the political amnesia of those who have joined the chorus of condemnation against him: former MK chiefs who paved the way for graft in the court by curtailing the Judicial Commission’s oversight powers, lawmakers who extend Akil’s term without undergoing a screening test despite past graft allegations, and President Yudhoyono who blatantly disregarded the proper selection process by choosing political appointee Patrialis Akbar as a MK justice.