President Jokowi Instructs Internal Gov’t Apparatus to Focus on Prevention, Improvement of Governance
Date 15 Juni 2020
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has instructed the Financial and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP), Inspectorate, and the National Public Procurement Agency (LKPP) as internal government apparatuses to focus on prevention and improvement of the governance.
President Jokowi emphasized that the Government should not underestimate in the matter of accountability.
“Prevention must take precedence, good governance must take precedence, but if there are any of us who are still stubborn, if there is an intention for corruption, there is mens rea, then please, bite them hard,” the President said during the Opening Ceremony of the 2020 National Coordination Meeting for Government Internal Supervision, through Video Conference, from the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (15/6).
According to the President, the duty of law enforcers, the police, the Attorney General’s Office, the KPK (the Corruption Eradication Commission), investigators, and civil servants is to uphold the law.
“But I also remind you not to bite people who are innocent, do not bite those who do not have mens rea, also do not spread fear to the executors in carrying out their duties,” the President said.
He added that state money must be protected and people’s trust must be maintained.
Furthermore, the President said that cooperation, synergy with external audit institutions, the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) must continue.
Likewise, the President continued, the synergy between law enforcers, the police, the Attorney General’s Office, and the KPK must also continue.
President Jokowi believed that synergy and checks and balances between institutions as well as support from all the people of Indonesia will make them work better and quicker to handle all problems and challenges in order to rise and move forward towards an onward Indonesia.
“Finally, by saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I declare the 2020 National Coordination Meeting for Government Internal Supervision open,” he concluded. (TGH/EN)
Translated by: Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Reviewed by: Mia M. Bonaedy