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Muradi, Bandung | Opinion | Sun, December 09 2012, 10:01 AM

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The arrest of Djoko Susilo, former chief of the National Police Traffic Management Corps, by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Monday marked a new chapter of rivalry between the two institutions.

Rivalry between the police force and the KPK emerged three years ago, and was described by the media as a fight between a “gecko and crocodile”, emulating the David vs Goliath epic.

The arrest of Djoko, after months of tension, may indicate renewed conflict between the two agencies. These indications were later confirmed when the National Police wrote to the KPK and explained that it had decided not to extend the term of service of 13 investigators, including Comr. Novel Baswedan, seconded to the commission and would call them back to the force. Read the rest of this entry »