Topics : After the hearing, Firli said that he accepted the punishment handed down by the council and vowed not to repeat his mistake.“I take the opportunity today to apologize to all Indonesian people who may feel uncomfortable [due to my actions],” Firli told kompas.com on Thursday.Read also: ‘My salary is enough to rent a helicopter’: KPK chair Firli Bahuri denies violating ethicsIn a press conference held after the hearing, Tumpak said that he hoped there would be no more ethics violations committed by employees of the antigraft agency in the future.“[The council] certainly hopes that all commission personnel […] would always speak and behave in a way that maintains the dignity of the commission in accordance with the established code of ethics and behavior,” he said. (mfp) The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) supervisory council has declared the commission’s chairman, Firli Bahuri, guilty of an ethics violation for displaying a “hedonistic lifestyle”.The council’s panel of ethics said that Firli had failed to show exemplary action in his daily behavior, as mandated by KPK Supervisory Board Regulation No. 2/2020 on the enforcement of the KPK code of ethics and conduct.Furthermore, the panel pointed out Firli’s negligence in recognizing that his attitudes and actions were inherent to and reflected his position as a KPK personnel. “[The panel] has found [Firli] guilty of violating the [KPK’s] code of ethics and conduct,” supervisory council chair Tumpak Panggabean said during a hearing on Thursday.The council handed down a “light sentence” of written reprimand as punishment for Firli – the first-ever KPK chief to be declared guilty of an ethics violation.Read also: Which KPK leader has caught more suspects in their early days?The Indonesian Anti-Corruption Community (MAKI) previously filed a report against Firli for using a private helicopter to take a personal trip from Palembang, South Sumatra, to his hometown of Baturaja in the same province in June, accusing him of living a “hedonistic lifestyle”.
September 21, 2020
Derby striker Jamie Ward has withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad for the friendlies against Uruguay and Chile. Press Association Ward, whose Rams side take on QPR in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley on Saturday, feels it is “not in his best interests or the interests of the international squad for him to travel to South America due to his extended club season”, the Irish Football Association said in a statement. Fleetwood right-back Conor McLaughlin has been called up and will join up with the national squad after Monday’s League Two play-off final against Southend. Huddersfield striker Martin Paterson pulled out of the squad on Tuesday. Michael O’Neill’s side Ireland face Uruguay in Montevideo on May 30 and then take on Chile in Valparaiso on June 4. McLaughlin’s call-up is welcome news for Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander. “It’s thoroughly deserved. He’s had a great season so far. He has one more game to do for us before he relaxes and goes to be an international,” Alexander said. “We knew there was interest from the manager a few weeks ago but we were fully behind that because he’s good enough. It’s an honour for the club to have a current international playing for us. “It’s great for Conor because he deserves it, it’s great for us because we want to see our players do well. “But he has to focus on Monday, and Monday only, then I’ll let him think about South America afterwards.”