Sunday, 24 September 2017 | 12:07 WIB

President Jokowi to Appoint Antasari Azhar as Attorney General?

Former Chairman of the KPK Antasari Azhar.

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The name of former chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission Antasari Azhar is said to be appointed by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo as Attorney General to replace HM Prasetyo. At least that's the news circulating in the mass media today, Wednesday (9/13/2017). Then, how was Antasari Azhar's response related to that news?

"I did not know [the news]," Antasari said when contacted by reporters, today Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the husband of Ida Laksmiwati said he was ready if President Jokowi appointed him as attorney general.

"If indeed the president issued Presidential Decision for that I am ready for the sakes of fair law enforcement for this beloved nation," said Antasari.

Previously known, the Party under the lead of Megawati Soekarnoputri assessed the former chairman of KPK Antasari Azhar is a decent figure to be attorney general. The proposal was submitted because track record of Antasari Azhar in the field of law is long enough, so he is considered worthy to lead the institution that is now served by a cadre of NasDem Party, HM Prasetyo.

On the law enforcement track, Antasari was once the head of South Jakarta District Court. He is considered to know very well about the anatomy of the Adhyaksa (prosecutor) corps and knows his duties and functions properly and correctly.

Now, the proposal seems to get a positive response from President Jokowi. President said anyone can hold a position as attorney general based on the criteria specified.

In connection with the proposal, President Jokowi asserted, he has no plans to replace the current Attorney General's position held by HM Prasetyo.

"Anyone can be the Attorney General. But until now I have not thought of it," President Jokowi said earlier in February 2017. Before that, President Jokowi has met with Antasari Azhar on January 26, 2017. (*)