BKN Releases Letter on Civil Servant Temporary Dismissal
Date 17 Juli 2019
The National Civil Service Agency (BKN) has asked Personnel Development Officer (PPK) to temporarily dismiss State Civil Apparatus (ASN) detained and named suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) or by the Regional Police (Polda).
The BKN’s request was a follow-up to the findings from the KPK and the Special Criminal Investigation Directorate (Ditreskrimsus) of North Sumatera Regional Police after the arrest of the Governor of Riau Islands and the Treasurer of Regional Financial Management Agency (BPKD) Pematangsiantar, North Sumatra, several days ago.
The request for temporary dismissal is stated in the letter of Head of the BKN Number: F.26-30/V93-2/40 and F.26-30/V93-1/42, which is addressed to the Mayor of Pematangsiantar and the acting Governor of Riau Islands.
“The ASN who was named suspect in those two sting operations must be suspended temporarily, at the end of the month since the ASN were detained,” the letter reads.
The letter quotes Article 88 paragraph (1) letter c of Law Number 5 of 2014 and Article 276 letter c and Article 280 paragraph (1) of Government Regulation Number 11 of 2017 on Management of Civil Servants which stipulates that the temporary dismissal is carried out until the suspect is released after termination of investigation or termination of prosecution by an authorized official or after a final and legally-binding court decision.
The BKN called on the Governor of Riau Islands, in accordance with the provisions of Law Number 23 of 2014 on Regional Government, not to carry out duties and responsibilities as the PPK.
“The temporary dismissal for ASN named suspect and defendant is part of implementation of bureaucratic reforms,” the letter reads.
The Head of BKN also asked Mayor of Pematangsiantar and Acting Governor of Riau Islands to pay attention to the rights of civil servants who are temporarily dismissed by providing temporary remuneration in accordance with prevailing law and regulations.
For the record, the KPK has released its official statement saying that it has named Governor of Riau Islands suspect. Other suspects were head of Riau Islands Maritime and Fisheries Department and Head of Riau Islands Capture Fisheries Division.
Meanwhile, Special Criminal Investigation Directorate (Ditreskrimsus) of North Sumatera Regional Police has named two suspects after a sting operation in Regional Financial Management Agency (BPKD) Pematangsiantar. (EN/Humas BKN/ES)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: Mia Medyana