Indonesia’s fight against corruption had gone through a gradual, yet dynamic improvement since KPK’s inception in 2002. However, question marks have been raised as to whether or not the legal system has been compromised in this case, with reports of Novanto using his immense influence to gain favors in incarceration (and out of it). As the leading anti-corruption agency, KPK now arguably has a weaker grip on demoralizing corrupt behavior. Moreover, it has gradually degraded what it stands for, from aiming to create a non-corrupt political climate to making headline-friendly sting operations a priority. The lack of preeminent political backup is, again, the central reason for this downturn. Without such support, KPK will always be on its own when the corrupt fights back, in which the agency will most likely end up on the losing side.