Jakarta: The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Commissioner Laode Muhammad Syarif reproached how the House of Representatives (DPR) Commission III keeps scolding the anti-corruption watchdog.
He said that DPR should help KPK
“I want to recall that the Commission I is always scolding us (KPK),” Laode said during the meeting with Commission III on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
He asserted that DPR should be KPK’s partner. He reproached the fact that the commission never helped the anti-corruption watchdog.
“We are never given help,” said Laode.
However, the Commission III member, Arsun Sani, denied the allegation. He instead admitted that the Commission III always offered the anti-corruption watchdog help, but its offer was always rejected.
“The allegation that KPK is never offered help is false. We always give special attention to the KPK especially when Laode’s house was thrown at with Molotov and we reported it to the national police chief.” Said Arsul.
Arsul also claimed that he proposed increase to KPK budget. However, he claimed that the proposed increase was rejected because KPK thought that they already had adequate budget.
“They should be blamed for rejecting our help offer," said Arsul. (Translator: Muhammad Gestinev)