To Prevent Corruption with e-Government System
President Joko Widodo affirmed that corruption does not only cause financial loss to the country, but it is also a crime against humanity. He said that corruption is shown to have impoverished the people in the world, brings injustice, disparity, underdevelopment, and take away the countries from common prosperity.
Thats why corruption becomes our common enemy, the enemy of all people and countries in the world, the President said in his written remarks red by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan at the Peak Commemoration of International Anti Corruption Day, at Sabuga Building, Bandung, on Thursday (10/12) morning.
The President explained that corruption, anywhere in the world, including in Indonesia, is developing, evoluting, up to the stage where corruption is conducted systematically and even it has a network. Therefore, according to the President, in order to fight against corruption, we should be brave to perform real preventive actions as well as firm law enforcement.
The President said that preventive actions are as important as law enforcement. We need to build government system as well as management that is clean and free of corruption because this good system will be effective to prevent corruption, the President stated while adding, the Government would like to accelerate bureaucracy reform including public services and licensing reform.
The President emphasized that the mechanism of bureaucracy must be directed to e-government system such as, cashflow management system, online tax, e-budgeting, e-purchasing system, e-catalogue, the usage of whistle blower system, and many more.
There are a number of bureaucratic works that can be done more efficiently by using e-government system. The key word is to build e-government in order to improve public services and to strengthen accountability transparency, the President affirmed.
According to the President, it needs comprehensive measures to prevent and fight against corruption. The key is peoples participation to involve in corruption eradication effort. Law enforcement institutions need to cooperate as well. There should be a synergy between the executive, legislative, and judicative.
The leaders in central as well as regional governments must be good examples. They must be in the front line to build a leadership that is free of corruption.
Besides attended by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan, this event was also attended by the Head of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Taufikurahman Ruki, Attorney General Prasetyo, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly, Speaker of Regional Representative Council Irman Gusman, Chief of Indonesian National Police Badrodin Haiti, Minister of Health Nila F. Moeloek, Minister of Industry Saleh Husin, Governor of West Java Ahmad Heryawan, and Mayor of Bandung Ridwan Kamil. (MMB/YM/Naster)