President Jokowi Calls for Stronger Synergy between Police, KPK
Date 1 Juli 2020
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered the Indonesian National Police (Polri), the Attorney General’s Office, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), and government internal monitoring agency to enhance synergy and cooperation.
“Do assist the acceleration and monitoring of budget realization to handle COVID-19 pandemic. The figure is quite high, amounting to Rp695.2 trillion and it can be increased if necessary,” President Jokowi said during Commemoration of the 74th Anniversary of Bhayangkara (the National Police), at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (1/7).
The President also urged to prioritize preventive measures without waiting for problems to arise.
“Please warn relevant parties if there is a potential case. However, if there is an indication of corruption, take firm action immediately. Moreover, we must always be serious in a time of crisis,” he firmly said.
The National Police, he added, must carry on its agenda while assisting the handling of COVID-19 at the same time.
“The National Police personnel should always try to undertake reforms and improve themselves to be more professional and modern. Transform your weaknesses into strengths,” the President stated.
On that occasion, President Jokowi also reminded all that the National Police will face tougher challenges which are more complex, for example conventional crimes, transnational crimes, crimes that may inflict contingency, and crimes against state assets. Potential threats to national security must also be observed, particularly ahead of simultaneous regional elections to be held in December 2020.
“Besides having similar tasks as previous simultaneous regional elections in 2017 and 2019, this year they must ensure the elections to follow health protocols. I know the tasks are not easy, but I believe the National Police, the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), the Elections General Commission and Elections Supervisory Agency can perform the tasks well,” he explained. (TGH/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany
Reviewed by: Mia Medyana