The supervisory council for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has finished drafting a renewed ethical code for the anti-graft body, which values include synergy with other institutions. Supervisory council chairman Tumpak Hatorangan Panggabean said that the synergy was in line with the new KPK Law, which was passed in October. The law stipulates partnership, coordination, supervision and joint operations with other national institutions.Previously, the KPK values included religiosity, integrity, justice, professionalism and leadership.“[Adding the] synergy as the latest value does not mean that we will compromise,” Tumpak said on Thursday, as quoted from tempo.co.The synergy will underlie information, knowledge and data sharing with other institutions, with exceptions for confidential information. Read also: Backed by new regulation, KPK supervisory council readying for workSynergy replaces religiosity as the council believes that it is inherent and already encompasses the other values.The new code also specifies the council’s role to follow up public reports and hold a trial regarding any allegation of ethical code violations of the KPK leaders or employees. Any ethical violations within the council are to be settled in the KPK’s ethical code honorary council.KPK chairman Firli Bahuri said that the new code had been approved by the leaders and would be submitted to the Law and Human Rights Ministry for approval.The supervisory council, which was established through the new KPK Law, was also in charge of granting wiretapping, confiscation and raid permits and has the power to veto, which have been criticized by anti-corruption watchdogs for potentially slowing down investigations.In the recent investigation for an alleged bribe case involving General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioner Wahyu Setiawan and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Harun Masiku, the council was also criticized for delaying the raid permits issuance and lack of transparency. (mfp)Topics :
The University of Wisconsin football team (7-5, 5-4 Big Ten) fell to the Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-6, 3-6 Big Ten) 37–15 Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall. The loss means the Badgers will forfeit their hold on the historic series record which is now tied 60-60-8, ending their 14 game win streak versus the Gophers.The defeat caps one of the most disappointing regular seasons in Wisconsin football history. Ranked No. 4 entering the year and heralded as an early season College Football Playoff favorite, the season ended with the Badgers barely clinging to bowl eligibility.With starting quarterback Alex Hornibrook returning from a concussion that sidelined him several weeks, many thought the Wisconsin offense could open up and succeed without putting as much pressure on star running back Jonathan Taylor. This, unfortunately, was not the case.Men’s basketball: Badgers impress in Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament, come up short in finalThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team spent their Thanksgiving break in the Bahamas where they participated in the eight-team Read…Hornibrook struggled, going 22 for 33 for only 189 yards. He’d also record two touchdowns, three interceptions and a fumble on the day. His accuracy and decision making were shoddy at best.Among the most head-scratching of these decisions was a throw completely out of the vicinity of wide receiver A.J. Taylor on a key fourth down conversion attempt to start the second half. Though he played the whole game, the poor performance was enough to force backup quarterback Jack Coan to warm up on the bench by the end of the third quarter.But that’s not to say the rest of the team did not contribute their share of mistakes in the loss. The Badgers had four fumbles on the day, though the team was lucky enough to land on three of them, the special teams allowed a wide open lane for a punt return touchdown and Badger receivers dropped several routine passes in critical situations.Perhaps the one sign of life the Badgers showed in the game was their touchdown to end the second quarter. With just six seconds left head coach Paul Chryst called on Hornibrook to make a gutsy pass toward tight end Jake Ferguson who hauled in the score near a crowd of defenders.Unfortunately for Wisconsin, this was not enough to shift momentum. Minnesota blew the game open in the second half, outscoring the Badgers 20–8 with the Badgers’ lone touchdown coming in garbage time in the fourth quarter.Credit goes to Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck, who had Wisconsin’s number all afternoon. The coach’s most impressive call may have come on a fourth-and-inches play in the second quarter. After getting a bad spot to make it fourth down, Fleck called an option run allowing Mohamed Ibrahim to score with an open lane to the left giving the Gophers an early 10–0 lead.Women’s hockey: Top-ranked Badgers look to continue shutout streak against HarvardThe No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team (13-1-0, 7-1-0-0 WCHA) welcomes the Harvard Crimson (2-3-1, 1-3-1 ECAC) to LaBahn Arena Read…With the win, the Gophers become bowl-eligible for the first time since 2016. Wisconsin, on the other hand, cost themselves a chance at an upper-tier bowl game with the unexpected defeat. This means the Badgers will likely play in a mid-tier bowl like the Redbox Bowl in Santa Clara, the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville or the Pinstripe Bowl in New York.Though disillusioning, a loss to Minnesota seems like a fitting way for the Badgers to end a regular season characterized by unmet expectations.