KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah. (JG Photo/Amal Ganesha)

Men Who Threw Acid on KPK Investigator Remain Unknown


OCTOBER 18, 2017

Jakarta. The Corruption Eradication Commission, or KPK, is still cooperating with police to find the perpetrators of an acid attack against its senior investigator Novel Baswedan, a spokesman said on Tuesday (17/10).

In early April, Novel was seriously injured when two men threw acid on him, and had to be taken to Singapore for eye surgery.

In June, he told Time magazine that "a police general" was involved in the attack.

Last week, Novel reiterated his earlier request to the government to form an independent fact-finding team to solve the case.

"We've been cooperating with police to find the perpetrators. Yesterday, we also met with prosecutors from the Attorney General's Office," KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah told reporters at his office.

"No suspects have been identified yet," he added.

The National Police have been pressed by members of the public to find the assailants. However, Novel himself has repeatedly told local media he does not believe the case will be solved.

"At the moment, KPK is focused on Novel's medical treatment, as he needs to undergo another surgery ... We rely on the police, as they have the authority to conduct the investigation," Febri said.