‘My salary is enough to rent a helicopter’: KPK chair Firli Bahuri denies violating ethics

October 19, 2020

first_imgCorruption Eradication Commission chairman Firli Bahuri has said his salary is enough to rent a helicopter, dismissing suspicion that a recent trip he made using a helicopter taxi service is an ethics violation.“I used my salary to expedite and simplify my tasks. I did all of that to support my duties and not for luxury. My salary is enough to rent a helicopter, not to live a life of luxury,” the two-star police general said in a written statement on Monday as quoted by published the statement in advance of his ethics hearing with the antigraft body’s supervisory council scheduled for Tuesday. He was accused of committing an ethics violation following reports of him using a private helicopter on a personal trip from South Sumatra’s capital of Palembang to the city of Baturaja in the same province in June. The Indonesian Anti-Corruption Community (MAKI) reported Firli to the supervisory council, accusing the chair of living a “hedonistic lifestyle”.Firli confirmed that he would attend Tuesday’s hearing. “This mechanism is an activity to clarify and explain in detail the object of the problem. I really appreciate this process,” he said. (mfp)Topics :last_img

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