Issued by Transparency International Secretariat
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is a vital pillar of rule of law and anti-corruption in Indonesia, Transparency International (TI) affirmed today, following reports of explosive devices being discovered at the home of KPK Chair Agus Rahardjo and Deputy Chair Laode Muhammed Syarif this morning.
According to media reports, a Molotov cocktail-like device was discovered outside Syarif’s home, and a pipe bomb was found outside the home of Rahardjo. TI welcomes statements from Indonesian police that a special anti-terror team is being formed to bring those responsible for the incidents to justice, and called for authorities to ensure a full and thorough investigation takes place.
“This threat upon the lives of two KPK leaders is part of ongoing pattern of physical violence and threats against the KPK which should be roundly condemned by all those concerned with the security and prosperity of Indonesia,” said Delia Ferreira