The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) ‘s was praised earlier this year for opening the year 2020 with two sting operations. Many praised the new KPK leadership for supposedly proving their critics wrong—many had doubted that they’d be able to work objectively given the controversies surrounding the new KPK Law. The warm welcome, however, did not last long. News later emerged that the two sting operations were the result of wiretapping missions led by the previous leadership of the KPK. This then led to questions over the legitimacy of the operations. 

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