Subang district head Imas Aryumningsih was caught red-handed while receiving a bribe on Tuesday (13/02). (JG Photo/Amal Ganesha)

KPK Completes Inquiry Into Its Own Top Investigator Accused of Misconduct


OCTOBER 12, 2017

Jakarta. Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, announced it has completed an internal inquiry into its own investigation director Aris Budiman, who has been accused of breaching the anti-graft agency's code of conduct, but declined to disclose the results.

Aris, a police brigadier general, has been interrogated by the agency's internal supervisors, who tried to find out if Aris had committed at least three ethical violations.

"I've just been informed the investigation into Aris's alleged misconduct has been completed. A report has been submitted and read by KPK commissioners," KPK Spokesman Febri Diansyah told reporters on Wednesday (11/10).

According to, Aris was alleged to have met with lawmakers after the trial of House of Representatives member Miryam Haryani, who was involved in the high-profile e-KTP graft case.

Aris was also interrogated for attending a meeting with a House special committee during an inquiry into KPK's performance — a meeting his superiors had expressly forbade him from going.

The KPK investigators also followed the trail of an email sent by Aris's subordinate Novel Baswedan, a senior investigator who became the victim of an acid attack in April. The email apparently told of concerns from KPK employees over Aris's performance.

Aris reported Novel to police in August, arguing that the email had defamed him, according to Antara news agency.

"The results of the inquiry will be passed on to the KPK's Employees Advisory Council, but I can't say what those results are," Febri said.

KPK said the investigation into Aris had been done fairly and objectively.

"This internal inquiry is very critical for our own integrity. We take it very seriously," Febri continued.