Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, February 7, 2023
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
Peace and prosperity be upon us.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
My Fellow Citizens,
The Government’s commitment to corruption eradication continues to live on.
Preventive measures are also continuously taken by establishing transparent and accountable government and public services system. The Government continues to develop electronic-based government system, Online Single Submission licensing system, and goods and services procurement system through e-Catalogs.
As for our follow up actions, the Government has and will continue to pursue and confiscate the assets of the uncooperative Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI) obligors. In addition, the law enforcers have taken firm actions against several mega-corruption cases, such as the Asabri and Jiwasraya cases. Similar actions will also be carried out for other cases.
For that reason, I would like to once again remind the ranks of law enforcers to process criminal acts without discrimination and partiality. The Government will not interfere the efforts to law enforcement. And, the law enforcers should be professional and act in accordance with applicable law.
The Government also continues to closely follow various surveys to use as inputs for making improvements, including the Indonesian Democracy Index, the Corruption Perceptions Index, the Rule of Law Index, the Global Competitiveness Index, and others. The Corruption Perception Index published a few days ago serves as an input for the Government and also for law enforcers to improve themselves.
For that reason, I remind all ranks of central and regional governments to continue to improve the government administration and public service systems, which prioritize transparency and accountability. I would also like to once again remind the law enforcers to enforce the law as fairly as possible, without discrimination and partiality.
I would like to push for the Bill on Confiscation of Assets in Criminal Acts to be promulgated immediately and the discussion on the Bill on Restrictions on Currency Transactions to begin shortly.
As for the interstate relations, during the Indonesia’s G20 Presidency, [the summit] has agreed that the priority agenda on corruption eradication will continue. And, as the Chair of ASEAN, Indonesia will strengthen its commitment to eradicating corruption and upholding law in the region.
I reiterate that I cannot tolerate in the slightest the perpetrators of corruption.
This concludes my statement.
I thank you.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.