KPK is Independent: Jokowi

Achmad Zulfikar Fazli    •    14 Maret 2018 20:28 WIB
corruption (en)
KPK is Independent: Jokowi
Illustration (Photo: MI/Panca Syurkani)

Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has reiterated the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is an independent agency.

"I strongly believe KPK is an independent agency," said the PDIP politician in Serang, Banten on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto earlier asked the corruption watchdog to delay investigations of alleged bribery cases involving regional election candidates.  The retired general viewed that it could increase political tensions ahead of the regional elections.

"You should ask Pak Wiranto for the detail," he added.

The next simultaneous regional elections will be held on June 28. The votes will be held to elect 17 governors, 39 mayors and 115 regents.