Acting KPK chief Taufiequrachman Ruki, left, beams alongside Badrodin Haiti, the current chief of the National Police. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf).

Police to Nominate Two Active Officers for KPK Leadership


JUNE 12, 2015

Jakarta. National Police Chief Gen. Badrodin Haiti confirmed on Friday that the force plans to nominate two serving officers to become leaders of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

“We plan to propose two active police officers and one retiree as candidates,” Badrodin told news portal on Friday, declining to provide names.

The KPK commissioner selection team earlier this visited the National Police to ask the force to run background checks on candidates.

“We asked the police to help us investigate the candidates’ records,” said Destry Damayanti, the head of the commissioner selection team.

After the meeting, Destry said police had expressed an interest in nominating their own candidates for the leadership of the respected anti-graft body.

The selection team is also asking the help of the Attorney General's Office, the State Intelligence Agency (BIN), and the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK), in reviewing the records of candidates.

The registration period opened on June 5 and ends on June 24.