Dear Holland Alumni,
Last month, the International business community was shocked when the Indonesian Parliament selected new KPK leadership and enacted an amendment to the KPK law.
Since then, thousands of students across Indonesia have been rallying the streets to have the amendment revoked. Two weeks ago, 40 prominent intellectuals visited President Jokowi at the State Palace, urging him to do the same. Meanwhile, parties holding a majority of seats in the Parliament, notably in particular President Jokowi’s coalition parties, call upon President Jokowi not to give in to the demands. Some party leaders even threaten to impeach President Jokowi should he decide to revoke the law.
The big question is now whether President Jokowi will indeed decide to revoke the law, as requested by the students, the “group of 40” and, increasingly, the general public, putting his coalition at risk. Given these important developments, which will also affect Indonesia’s business climate, the Dutch Business Network (DBN) will organize a special breakfast session on the KPK and the future of Indonesia’s anti-corruption agenda.
Two distinguished guests will discuss this topic, Bivitri Susanti, a legal expert and founder of the independent research organization the Indonesian Center for Law and Policy Studies (PSHK) and one of the 40 prominent intellectuals who visited President Jokowi at the State Palace two weeks ago, and Adnan Topan Husodo, who leads the well-known non-governmental organization Indonesia Corruption Watch.
Topics that will be discussed include: why did the Indonesian Parliament decide to amend the KPK law? What does the general public think about this move? How have the protests unfolded and who / what is driving the protests? What will be the expected outcome of this stalemate? And most importantly, what are the implications for the ease of doing business in Indonesia, now and in the future?
*Bivitri Susanti and Adnan Topan Husodo on the KPK and the Future of Indonesia’s Anti-Corruption Agenda*
J. H. R. Rasuna Said No.Kav S-3
15 October 7:00-9:00
(door open 7:00 AM, speakers start at 7:30 AM)
FEE OF PROGRAM
Free for DBN members, guests will be charged Rp.200,000
Special fee for Holland Alumni: Rp.100.000
(first come first serve; you will only receive a confirmation email if you are allocated a ticket)
Looking forward to seeing you at the event!
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