President Jokowi: Perppu on Anti-Graft Body “Under Consideration”

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 9 Desember 2019
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President Jokowi answers questions from the journalists after attending the Commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day at State Vocational School 57, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta, Monday (9/12). Photo by: JAY/PR.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that the Government is considering the possibility of issuing a Government Regulation in lieu of Law (Perppu) on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). He added that the Law (Law Number 19/2019 on the Corruption Eradication Commission) itself has not been implemented yet.

“We will evaluate (the Law) after the establishment of Supervisory Board. I think it is necessary to evaluate all the programs that have been running for almost 20 years,” President Jokowi told the journalists after attending the Commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day at State Vocational School 57, Pasar Minggu, Jakarta, Monday (9/12).

The President added that system development is very important in order to prevent corruption. He went on to say that political recruitment is also an important factor. Political recruitment process costs a lot of money so that later people would look for how to pay it back. “That would be very dangerous,” he said.

“We must conduct the evaluation and ensure that every measure create concrete result,” the President explained, adding that the well-targeted measures are needed to combat corruption.

The President said that the sting operation is important, but improvement of the system after the operation is more important.

President Jokowi further said that he will soon meet with the KPK leaders to talk about system development and system improvement.

Regarding the death penalty for corruptors, President Jokowi said that if the people really support the death penalty, it can be drafted in the Corruption Criminal Law. “It also depends on the Parliement,” the President said. (FID/JAY/ES)

Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Yuyu Mulyani

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