Indonesia: Public backs revocation of new anti-corruption law hinh anh 1A recent demonstration in Jakarta, Indonesia (Photo: Reuters)

Jakarta (VNA) –
Most participants in a recent study conducted by the Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) showed their support toward the revocation of the revision of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law, which is said to contain articles that would weaken the antigraft body.

Released on October 6 based on interviews conducted on October 4 and 5 with 1,010 respondents from across the country, the LSI survey showed that 76.3 percent of residents agreed that President Joko Widodo must issue a government in lieu of law (Perppu) to revoke the revision, which has provoked large scale demonstrations in the country over the past two weeks.

A total of 70.9 percent of respondents believed it would weaken the operation of the KPK – Indonesia’s most forceful and popular public body established in 2002 – and only 18 percent was confident of the opposite idea.

On September 26, Widodo said he would consider issuing the Perppu in respond to the matter.

Previously, on September 24 and 25, thousands of students, workers and activists took to the streets in Jakarta and other cities to protest against several new laws, including the revised law on KPK and a draft criminal code.

The event caused at least two deaths and injured more than 300 people, including 39 police officers./.