Corruption Eradication Commission

Corruption Eradication Commission
Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi
Emblem of KPK

Emblem of KPK
Abbreviation KPK
Agency overview
Formed 29 December 2003
Employees 1651
Annual budget Rp854.23 Billion
Jurisdictional structure
National agency Indonesia
Operations jurisdiction Indonesia
Constituting instruments
  • Law No. 19/2019 Regarding Corruption Eradication Commission
  • Law No. 30/2002 Regarding Corruption Eradication Commission
Specialist jurisdiction
  • Anti corruption.
Operational structure
Headquarters Kuningan Persada Kav. K4, Jakarta 12950, Indonesia
Agency executive
  • Firli Bahuri, Chairman
Website
www.kpk.go.id

The former KPK head office in Jakarta

Corruption Eradication Commission (Indonesian: Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi), abbreviated as KPK, is an Indonesian government agency established to prevent and fight corruption in the country. Firli Bahuri, an active police general, is the current chairman of KPK. In 2013, the agency won the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

History

Background

Anti-corruption efforts began in Indonesia in the 1950s. Following strong criticism of corruption at the beginning of the New Order regime in the late 1960s a Commission of Four was appointed by president Soeharto in 1970. The report of the commission noted that corruption was “rampant” but none of the cases it said were in need of urgent action were followed up. Laws were only passed in 1999 giving the Police and prosecution service the authority to investigate corruption cases.

Establishment

Law No.30/2002 on the Corruption Eradication Commission was passed in 2002 providing a legal basis for the establishment of the KPK. Since then, the commission has engaged in significant work revealing and prosecuting cases of corruption in crucial government bodies reaching as high as the Supreme Court.

Background

Anti-corruption efforts began in Indonesia in the 1950s. Following strong criticism of corruption at the beginning of the New Order regime in the late 1960s a Commission of Four was appointed by president Soeharto in 1970. The report of the commission noted that corruption was “rampant” but none of the cases it said were in need of urgent action were followed up. Laws were only passed in 1999 giving the Police and prosecution service the authority to investigate corruption cases.


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