If you want to fix the law

Kompas – March 28, 2015
If you want to fix the law

Kid: If you want to fix the law you’ve got to be bold and tough right Dad?

Signs: ‘Politicisation, criminalisation, pretrial motions, remission for corruptors’, ‘Law enforcement’

President Widodo, who vowed during his election campaign to strengthen the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and end Indonesia’s culture of corruption as part of his much touted Nawa Cita or nine priorities agenda, has instead presided over a systematic assault on the KPK by the police (goaded on by the political elite) which threatens to cripple the anti-graft body for good.