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Corruption Eradication Commission


The KPK was established in 2003 to eradicate and combat massive corruption in Indonesia. This Commission was established under the Law No. 30 of 2002 on Corruption Eradication Commission. KPK has the following duties:

  1. Coordinate with institutions authorized to combat acts of corruption
  2. Supervise institutions authorized to combat acts of corruption
  3. Conduct investigations and prosecutions against acts of corruption
  4. Conduct corruption prevention activities; and
  5. Conduct monitoring of governments and the civil service
Chairman of KPK
Abraham Samad

Abraham Samad was born in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Nov. 27 1966. He completed his bachelor of law degree at Hasanuddin University in 1993 and went on to pursue a Masters degree at the same university before going on to gain his doctoral degree there in 2010.

Abraham has pursued his career as an attorney since 1995. His early career saw him dedicating his time as an NGO advocate at the South Sulawesi’s Anti-Corruption Committee (ACC), where he acted as both founder and coordinator.With the ACC, Abraham focused his services on fighting corruption for a better government and public service system.

The House of Representatives’ Commission III on legal affairs and laws, human rights and security named Abraham Samad as the new Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) after a voting process.Abraham bested other candidates for the position, such as Busyro Muqqodas, Bambang Widjojanto, Adnan Pandu Praja and Zulkarnain, by securing 43 of 56 votes.


[Last update: 2012-02-16 09:36:04]

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