Abraham Samad

Chairman at The KPK

Wrong Abraham Samad?

Last Updated 10/13/2015

General Information

Employment History

Chief Prosecutor  - East Java


Masters degree  - 

bachelor of law degree  - Hasanuddin University


Secretary-General  - Anis Said Basamalah

Secretary  - Wiwin Suwandi

NGO Advocate At the Anti-Corruption Committee  - South Sulawesi's

Web References  

Widodo faces crisis over police chief saga - Nikkei Asian Review | Simon Roughneen

Hasto Kristiyanto, a senior PDIP member, later alleged that KPK chairman Abraham Samad had stalled the agency's investigations into the PDIP in an attempt to persuade the party to choose him as Widodo's running mate in the 2014 presidential election.
The accusations against Samad came after pictures showing him kissing an Indonesian beauty queen appeared online. The KPK said the photographs had been doctored. Dedi Haryadi, deputy head of the Indonesian wing of Transparency International, a global corruption watchdog, said the KPK should look into Kristiyanto's claims against Samad, but also cautioned that the KPK should not delay its investigation into Gunawan.

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Indonesian anti-corruption agency urges openness through use of social media

KPK's Chairman Abraham Samad told public relations practitioners from 153 government ministries and agencies at a seminar last week that they play a critical role in combating corruption because they are the front line of every public institution.
Samad encouraged all public agencies to be open and transparent. He added that the social media has opened up a variety of communication channels. Social media has become a critical part of the public relation function, said Samad. He recognised that social media has its disadvantages.

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KPK chairman Abraham Samad and National Police Chief Gen.
We have prepared our bodies for wakaf [sacrifical legacy]," Samad said, in a short text message to journalists, indicating that they were ready to risk their lives as they battle the police to investigate the controversial driving simulator graft case. The KPK has named Insp. Gen. Djoko Susilo a key suspect in the case that has reportedly caused at least Rp 100 billion ($10.6 million) in losses to the state treasury. But since Djoko was named a suspect, police have exhibited a seemingly defensive posture, arguing that they have the right to lead a probe into the case instead of the KPK. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono held a three-minute impromptu meeting with Samad and police chief Gen. But Samad was not satisfied with that meeting, because the president "only talked in [a] normative tone," he said, adding, "Normative means there is nothing special." But on the other side, noted lawyer Todung Mulya Lubis led a delegation of legal experts to meet with Samad to express their support for the KPK in the matter. Apart from Samad and Bambang, the KPK leadership also includes three other deputies: Zulkarnain, Busyro Muqoddas and Adnan Pandu Praja. The cooperation pledge comes after Yudhoyono spoke to Timur and KPK chief Abraham Samad on Wednesday. As if to respond to criticism that the new batch of KPK commissioners had been compromised following back-room deals at the House during their selection process earlier this year, the commission, under the leadership of Abraham Samad, has moved aggressively in handling high-profile cases and naming as suspects politicians from almost all the major political parties. During the event, Yudhoyono was seen talking with KPK chairman Abraham Samad and Timur while holding their hands, though the topic of their discussion remains unknown. A meeting between Timur and Abraham late on Monday did not yield a final solution, but Abraham said both institutions had agreed to "cool down" over the issue. KPK chief Abraham Samad and National Police chief Gen.

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