Inquiry right "Pansus" comes at wrong time: Democrat Party

"The Inquiry Right Pansus has come at a wrong time as it is feared to weaken the drive against corruption being launched by the KPK," Deputy Secretary General of the Democrat Party, Didi Irawadi Syamsuddin, said.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Deputy Secretary General of the Democrat Party, Didi Irawadi Syamsuddin, said the Inquiry Right Special Committee (Pansus) on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has come at a wrong time when the country is still rampant with corruption.

"The Inquiry Right Pansus has come at a wrong time as it is feared to weaken the drive against corruption being launched by the KPK," Didi said here on Wednesday.

The Democrat Party, therefore, decided not to take part in the inquiry right against KPK, he said, adding, the party wants KPK remains strong.

"The Democrat Party is consistent by not sending its representative to the Pansus. For the party it is more important to keep KPK strong in battling corruption," he said.

He said currently KPK is handling big corruption cases which draw wide public attention.

The Parliament especially political parties supporting the Pansus have put their reputations at stake in relation to anti corruption commitment, he said.

He said the people did not want the fight against corruption is weakened because of the Pansus.

Ironically, most of the supporters of the Pansus are ruling coalition parties, therefore, the government should remind the parties to support KPK instead of taking part in weakening it, he said.

The House of Representatives formed the Pansus after KPK refused to hand over to the lawmakers of the House Commission III the results of its legal investigation of electronic ID card corruption case in which many lawmakers are implicated.

The fact leads to public opinion that the House is seeking to prevent KPK from carrying on with the investigation of one of the countrys biggest corruption cases implicating lawmakers.(*)

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