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  • Drastic action needed to save KPK amid controversies, lackluster performance: Activists

    first_imgThis added to the controversies surrounding the KPK under Firli, including reduced efforts to crack down on graft cases in place of focusing on preventing corruption and meetings between leaders and state organizers that have sparked outcry from activists over the fear of compromising the antigraft agency’s integrity.Critics of the current commissioner’s performance also came following attempts to defang the KPK, most notably by stripping the antigraft agency of most of its powers with a repudiated revision to the KPK Law passed last year. The move had eroded public trust in the previously doted-upon KPK, as seen from several public surveys.“If the public no longer believes in the KPK [because of the Firli controversy], it is better for him to resign as the head of the KPK, but I think it will be difficult because asking him to resign from his position as a police officer has been difficult as well,” Kurnia said, referring to Firli’s refusal to resign from the National Police despite concerns of a conflict of interest.Kurnia noted that People’s Consultative Assembly Decree No. 6/2001 on national ethics stipulated that state officials who violated the political and governing ethics, including being honest and modest, should step down from their position.Gadjah Mada University Center for Anticorruption Studies (Pukat UGM) director Zainal Arifin Mochtar also lambasted the supervisory board’s sluggish and secretive handling of the alleged ethical violation reported by the public.He noted that the supervisory board only announced it had summoned Firli for questioning without disclosing whether or not Firli had been found to have committed ethical violations.Read also: Supervisory council questions KPK chairman over alleged ethics violationAdditionally, the activists said the board had been quiet in responding to the other ethical violation reports.Zainal suggested that the public resort to other institutions, such as the Indonesian Ombudsman or the Civil Servants Commission, to report other alleged ethical violations.Alternatively, he said the government needed to establish a new body to fight graft to make the KPK obsolete, noting how the KPK Law revision, which also established the supervisory body, was causing the poor performance of the antigraft agency.“If needed, we can ask whoever the president is in 2024 to establish a new KPK, […] because we have to seek other ways to breathe life back into the antigraft agency,” he said during the discussion.KPK spokesperson for law enforcement Ali Fikri did not immediately respond to The Jakarta Post’s inquiries on activists’ calls for Firli to step down from his position. But he brushed off the critics saying the Supervisory Council had carried out clarification procedures and that the process was still ongoing. Topics : “Can we still trust the KPK leaders? If not, we can use this momentum to rebound to save the KPK,” he said in a discussion held by Indonesia Corruption Watch on Wednesday.KPK chairman Firli Bahuri was recently under fire for his alleged “hedonistic lifestyle” after he was known to take an expensive helicopter ride to his hometown in Baturaja, South Sumatra on a personal trip last month. The Indonesian Anti-Corruption Community (MAKI) had filed Firli’s alleged ethics violation with the agency’s Supervisory Council, which later questioned him over the report.Read also: Activists slam KPK for discussing raise for leaders amid declining public faithIndonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) researcher Kurnia Ramadhana urged Firli to step down from his position as the latter had been at the center of the controversies. Moch. Fiqih Prawira AdjieAntigraft activists have called for Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Firli Bahuri to step down from his position as part of “drastic measures” to save the agency and the fight against graft in Indonesia amid controversies and what they claim to be a lackluster performance by the agency.Former KPK commissioner Bambang Widjojanto urged for new commissioners amid declining public trust in the agency.last_img read more

  • OFFICIAL: Avram Grant likely to be appointed Black Stars coach

    first_imgFormer Chelsea coach Avram Grant is likely to be appointed as new Black Stars coach.At a press conference in Accra, Friday, the FA said Grant performed creditably well after the three-man shortlisted interview and may announce his appointment next week.However they are yet to agree personal terms with him, failing which Spain’s Juan Ignacio Martínez  would be appointed.According to the FA president Kwasi Nyantakyi, they were impressed with Grant’s interpersonal skills, and his overall plan and philosophy for Ghana football.His ability to speak English was also a criteria used in selecting him as coach of the Black Stars. Michel Pont and Juan Ignacio Martínez were the two other applicants for the vacant Black Stars job.Grant may well be the first Israeli coach to handle the Black Stars if appointed.Grant has spent the majority of his career coaching and managing in Israel, winning a number of national league and cup victories with different teams, and also managing the Israeli national team for four years.He moved to England in 2006 to become Technical Director of Portsmouth before being appointed Director of football at Chelsea in July 2007. Two months later, in September 2007, following the departure of José Mourinho, Grant was appointed manager of Chelsea. Despite steering the team into the Champions League final, the League Cup final and contesting the Premier League title to the last day, his contract was terminated at the end of the season.last_img read more

  • San Francisco mayor: ‘Raiders should play in Oakland’

    first_img“As far as I’m concerned, the Oakland Raiders should play in Oakland,” Breed told KTVU-TV on Tuesday “In San Francisco we have a number of challenges that we need to address with the Warriors coming to the new Chase arena.”Breed cited housing, transportation and congestion among her concerns if the city were to take on another sports franchise. The Raiders could be on the move before their big move, a scenario that doesn’t sit well with those who would be affected by it.One day after it was reported that the Raiders were in talks with the Giants about playing at Oracle Park in the team’s final season in the Bay Area, San Francisco mayor London Breed voiced her concerns about a potential negotiation. Raiders to play in MLB Giants’ ballpark in 2019, report says Related News “We have a number of things for years we’ve been working to prepare for, and we don’t need another layer to add to what we already have in terms of an area that’s really congested,” Breed said.San Francisco mayor @LondonBreed is not rolling out the welcome mat for the Oakland Raiders to play at Oracle Park.”As far as I’m concerned, the Oakland Raiders should play in Oakland,” she told @MibachKTVU https://t.co/dn5DBZ5J45 pic.twitter.com/G7QMbnYwqj— KTVU (@KTVU) February 5, 2019The Raiders are scheduled to begin play in a $1 billion facility in Las Vegas in 2020.Until then, the team remains a rolling stone.last_img read more

  • Olympiakos deals Rick Pitino, Panathinaikos first loss in Euroleague

    first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia In all, Olympiakos made 19 of 26 from the foul line, compared to only 3-for-6 for Panathinaikos.Pitino was immediately thrust into a high-pressure situation, with Panathinaikos being out of the Euroleague’s top 8 after recent setbacks. Pitino did win his opener, a Dec. 28 victory over Russian powerhouse CSKA , currently third in the standings and, two days later, had an easy victory in Greece’s domestic league. But it was his fate to next face Panathinaikos’ main domestic rival, a game taken very seriously indeed by the fans of both sides, arguably a more intense rivalry than anything he experienced with Kentucky and Louisville.The day before the game, more than 50 hardcore fans visited Panathinaikos during a training session, to urge the team to beat the hated Reds of Piraeus. The club president, Dimitris Giannakopoulos, a man known for his volatile temper, was also there to give a pep talk.A win would have immediately elevated Pitino to near demi-god status with Panathinaikos’ fans. As it is, he still has the excuse of the newcomer at a difficult stretch, but the hardest of the hardcore fans are already murmuring. Pitino’s contract only extends to the end of the season and he will probably not have to find that, in Europe, coaches are far more expendable than what he’s been used to. Larry Brown, unceremoniously fired after six months with Auxilium Torino on Dec. 27, already knows.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LeBron James out at least 1 more week with groin injury Olympiakos broke open the game late in the first half with a 10-0 run that extended its lead to 36-21. Olympiakos led by as many as 21 points and Panathinaikos could not get closer than 12.There was excitement until the end, though, as Olympiakos was seeking to erase Panathinaikos’ 13-point win (93-80) earlier in the season to have the advantage in case of an equal win-loss record. Olympiakos (10-6) is in fifth place and Panathinaikos (7-9) is 11th. The top eight teams after a 30 home-and-away regular season will advance to best-of-five playoffs, with the winners going to the Final Four, on May 17-19.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSerb center Nikola Milutinov, whom Pitino compared to former NBA greats Charles Oakley and Buck Williams after the game, had 18 points and 18 rebounds for Olympiakos, while guard Nick Calathes led Panathinaikos with 13, all in the second half.“It is only one game. There are many more,” he told the Associated Press when asked how the team would bounce back. But he also agreed “100 percent” with the assessment of veteran American forward James Gist that Panathinaikos “played hard but not smart”. “And it wasn’t just the fouls,” he said, still smarting from the ease with which Olympiakos’ players seemed to get a basket and a bonus free throw for 3-point — and, in one, case, 4-point plays, as well as a couple of “unsportsmanlike” fouls that let Olympiakos keep possession after the free throws. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino reacts during a Euroleague basketball match between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos in Piraeus near Athens, on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)PIRAEUS, Greece — Rick Pitino’s winning streak with Greek club Panathinaikos is over.After two straight victories in his first European coaching job, Pitino’s team was dealt a 79-65 loss on the road Friday to archrival Olympiakos in a game for the Euroleague, Europe’s premier club competition.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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