Palace: President Jokowi Still Needs To Confirm Again About The Prospective Replacement For Firli Bahuri
PHOTOS OF DOCUMENTATION/President Joko Widodo accompanied by Firli Bahuri while giving a press statement regarding the decline in Indonesia's Corruption Perception Index at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Tuesday (7/2/2023). (ANTARA PHOTO/Hafidz Mubarak A/pri)

Presidential Special Staff Coordinator Ari Dwipayana said President Joko Widodo and the Ministry of State Secretariat (Kemensetneg) needed to confirm again regarding the replacement of former KPK chairman Firli Bahuri who was named a suspect.

"This is a ongoing process. There are several things that need to be confirmed by the president and the Ministry of State Secretariat regarding candidates," said Ari at the Kemensetneg building, Jakarta, as reported by ANTARA, Monday, January 22.

Ari explained that the confirmation process carried out by the president and the Ministry of State Secretariat must be completed before the name of the candidate to replace Firli is submitted to the DPR.

According to Ari, the submission has actually been regulated in Law (UU) Number 19 of 2019 concerning the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

Article 33 of the KPK Law states that the president can submit to the DPR a replacement candidate for the KPK leadership candidate who is not elected during the fit and proper test.

"Actually, in the corridor of the law it is clear. Of the four candidates who took part in the and proper test and then were not elected, it needs to be confirmed again by the President (Jokowi)," explained Ari.

Referring to the regulation, the four people who were not selected during the selection of candidates for KPK leadership in 2019 were Sigit Danang Joyo, Luthfi Jayadi Kurniawan, I Nyoman Wara, and Roby Arya Brata.

President Joko Widodo signed Presidential Decree (Keppres) Number 129/P of 2023 concerning the Dismissal of Firli Bahuri as Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission.

The Presidential Decree was signed by President Jokowi on December 28, 2023 and is valid according to the date set.

"On December 28, 2023, the President (Jokowi) signed Presidential Decree No. 129/P of 2023 concerning the Dismissal of Firli Bahuri as Chair of the Concurrent KPK Member for the 2019-2024 Term of Office. The Presidential Decree will take effect on the set date," said Ari.

Polda Metro Jaya has named Firli Bahuri as a suspect in the alleged extortion case against former agricultural minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo.

Firli has also submitted a letter of resignation to President Jokowi through the Ministry of State Secretariat dated December 22, 2023.

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