Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi / The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) was established by Act No. 30 of 2002 on the Corruption Eradication Commission, the Commission was given the mandate to combat corruption in a professional, intensive and continuous. KPK is an independent state agency, in carrying out its duties and authorities are free from any power.
KPK was not established to take over the task of eradicating the corruption of institutions that existed previously. Explanation legislation mentions the role of the Commission as a trigger mechanism, which means pushing or as a stimulus to efforts to combat corruption by institutions that have been there before to be more effective and efficient.