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from THE JAKARTA POST -- TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009 -- PAGE 7 When the bill on the Corruption Eradication Commission, which became the 2002 law on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), was drafted by the government after the enactment of the 1999 Corruption Law, a number of criminal law experts, practitioners and advocates were assembled in a team to discuss what kind of commission would be established in Indonesia.
The KPK bill was drafted after comparison of similar commissions in other countries, including methods that succeeded and did not succeed in eradicating corruption. The discussion was then on what kind of KPK bill was appropriate for corruption eradication in Indonesia.
At the time, Prof. Romli Atmasasmita was the director general of laws at the Justice and Human Rights Ministry. As one of the people who initiated the KPK bill, he is currently serving a two-year prison sentence for …