Next anti-graft commissioners must possess managerial skills: Jokowi

Next anti-graft commissioners must possess managerial skills: Jokowi

Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has reiterated the importance of the next commissioners of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) for the 2019-2023 period to possess strong managerial skills.

"The role of the KPK leadership is crucial. We also discussed various issues arising dynamically in the corruption prevention and eradication efforts for this four-year period. The president truly understands and follows the existing dynamism," Yenti Ganarsih, chairperson of the selection team, remarked after meeting with Jokowi at the Merdeka Palace here on Monday.

It is a challenge for the nine-member team to select future KPK commissioners with strong managerial skills, Diani Sadia, a member of the team, remarked.

To help identify the right candidates, the team held meetings with the KPK leadership and officials of the Attorney General's office on June 12 as well as with Chief of the Indonesian Police General Tito Karnavian on June 13.

The team had also met with 27 chief editors of print, electronic, and online media.

On July 2, the team is scheduled to hold a meeting with former KPK commissioners, NGO activists, and prominent religious figures.

The team also gathered inputs from officials of various government institutions, including the Counter-Terrorism Agency (BNPT) and the Anti-Narcotic Agency (BNN).

Those aspiring to become KPK commissioners can apply during the period between June 17 and July 4, 2019.