KPK and antigraft campaign

The suspension of three KPK leaders and subsequent appointment of three interim leaders with a government regulation-in-lieu-of-law in 2009 raised some degree of controversy.

The enactment of the regulation in-lieu-of-law itself was question­able amid expectations that police should halt their investigations into allegations against Chandra Hamzah and Bibit Samad Rianto, two of the KPK’s leaders who were declared suspects in a bribery and abuse-of-power case.