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Indonesia: Oil and Gas Sector Reforms Blocked by Attacks on KPK

In a 25 January press conference, President Widodo called for an end to the “criminalization” of the Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK) and appointed an independent, six-person team to mediate the spiraling conflict between the KPK and the national police. The team includes former Constitutional Court Chief Justice Jimly Asshiddiqie, former KPK commissioners Tumpak Hatorangan Panggabean and Erry Riyana Hardjapamekas, and former deputy police chief Commander General Oegroseno. Although the credentials of the team are impressive, it is far from certain that they will be able to defuse the crisis. The team will be given one month to produce results.

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