President Jokowi Entrusts KPK to Conduct e-KTP Legal Process

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 11 Maret 2017
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President Jokowi answers the journalists’ questions after visiting IFEX 2017, at JI Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta, on Saturday (11/3) morning (Photo: PR/Anggun)

President Jokowi answers the journalists’ questions after visiting IFEX 2017, at JI Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta, on Saturday (11/3) morning (Photo: PR/Anggun)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo admitted that e-KTP (Electronic Identification Card) caseis a big issue. He said that if  the process of making the e-KTP is perfect and accurate, it would have solved many problems.“For example, it can be used for passport as well as driver’s license application, tax, banking, and elections matters without providing the copy of it,” the President said anwering the journalists’ questions after opening the 2017 Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX), at Semeru Room, Pusat Niaga Building, JI-Expo, Kemayoran, Jakarta, Saturday (11/3) morning.

If the system is good, there should be no problem. However, the program failed now due to corruption.“I want the legal process to be well-conducted. I am sure KPK (Corruption Eradication Commission) is professional,” the President said. Concerning the issue that one of minister in the Working Cabinet gets involved in this case which causes more than Rp2 trillion of state loss, the President firmly said that people should hold pressumption of innocence principle. “Leave it to KPK,” he further said.

The President also mentioned about the continuation of e-KTP program after the corruption case is revealed. According to him, officers in Ministry of Home Affairs are restless and having in doing their works because so far there are 32 people called by KPK.

So, the shortage of forms and delays are the effect of this corruption case.

“I am sorry for these problems,” the President said while adding that this project spends Rp6 trillion but the result is just a plastic identity card, without a good system. (UN/ES)(MMB/YM/Naster)

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