Civil society groups, anti-corruption activists, and supporters of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) have reacted strongly against the plan of several lawmakers in the House of Representatives (DPR) to amend the KPK Law No. 30/2002.  Six factions of political parties, including Megawati Soekarnoputri’s PDI-P, initiated the amendment plan. Many have grown to believe that those endorsing the amendment intend to weaken the KPK—a clause in the amendment bill includes the disbandment of KPK 12 years after the passage of the amendment. Many believe that PDI-P is leading the charge, which would be ironic given that the KPK was born when Megawati was the fifth President of the Republic.To subscribe please click here