JAKARTA/Lei — Novel Baswedan, an investigator with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), was flown to Singapore on Wednesday to undergo eye injury treatment after two unidentified men hurled acid into his face early on Monday.
KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo said that KPK officials consulted with doctors from the Jakarta Eye Center (JEC) in Menteng, Central Jakarta, to transfer Novel to Singapore for better treatment.
“A KPK representative and a doctor is currently waiting for Novel’s arrival in Singapore,” Agus said during his visit to Novel at the JEC on Wednesday morning.
JEC president director Johan A. Hutauruk said that Novel’s eyesight, which was affected the worst by the assault, had been improving.
“Today [Wednesday], the condition of Novel’s eyes have improved three times better than yesterday,” said Johan. “Novel did the first aid properly by washing the acid off his face with water.“
The decision to move Novel to Singapore was also based on the request of Novel’s family, he said.
“We have contacted the doctors there so [Novel] can be treated immediately,” he said.
Source : The Jakarta Post