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Amendments to KPK Law Are Now Formally Effective

On September 17, 2019, the House of Representatives along with the Government passed the Corruption Eradication Commission (“KPK”) bill (the “KPK Bill”), which is a second revision to Law No. 30 of 2002 dated December 27, 2000 on KPK as amended by Government Regulation in lieu of Law (Peraturan Pemerintah Pengganti Undang-Undang or “Perppu”) No. 1 of 2015 dated February 18, 2015. Thirty days later, the KPK Bill officially takes effect starting October 17, 2019. The Ministry of Law and Human Rights also confirmed that the KPK Bill is published in the State Gazette as Law No. 19 of 2019 dated October 17, 2019 on the Second Amendment to Law No. 30 of 2002 on the Corruption Eradication Commission (the “KPK Law”). This heavily debated KPK Bill finally became effective even without a signature from the President.

According to Article 73 paragraph (1) of Law No. 12 of 2011 dated August 12, 2011 on the Establishment of Laws and Regulations as amended by Law No. 15 of 2019 dated October 4, 2019 (“Law No. 12 of 2011”), after the House of Representatives and the Government passed a Bill, the President has thirty days to sign such Bill. Paragraph (2) of that article specifies that despite the absence of the President’s signature a Bill is effective by default thirty days after such Bill is being passed.

Ee outline below the summary of major changes in the KPK Law:

November 11, 2019

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