Corruption Eradication Commission: “Corruption eradication requires synergy”

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Vice Chairwoman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi – “KPK”) Lili Pintauli Siregar. (Photo: Johan Talo)

IO – Corruption Eradication Commis- sion (Komisi Pemberantasan Korup- si – “KPK”) Chairwoman Lili Pintauli Siregar encourages law enforcement officers to collaborate in corruption eradication. “KPK naturally cannot run all by itself in the effort to eradi- cate the crime of corruption. We need to synergize with various parties, es- pecially fellow law enforcers,” she said in the Regional Integrated Corruption Effort for the Province of Bali Coor- dination Meeting, held at the Provin- cial Police Headquarters of Bali on Wednesday (21/10/2020).

Lili states that punishment co- operation can be optimized by im- plementing the Online Notice of In- vestigation Commencement (Surat Pemberitahuan Dimulainya Peny- idikan – “SPDP”). She further states that law enforcement agencies should cooperate by maintaining their commitment to prevent internal corrup- tion in the following four ways: First, encourage the compliance of law en- forcement officers to the requirement to submit a State Administrator As- set Report (Laporan Harta Kekayaan Penyelenggara Negara – “LHKPN”). Second, control gratification with- in their environs systematically. Third, discipline law enforcement assets that are involved in civil and State Administration cases. Fourth, improve the Single-Roof Integrated Administrative System (Sistem Ad- ministrasi Manunggal Satu Atap – “Samsat”). “We also request the law enforcement agencies to help with anti-corruption education, socializa- tion, and campaign programs for the people,” she said.

Similarly, KPK Chairman Firli Bahuri states that the KPK must focus on three synergies with law enforcement agencies, including the Indonesian Police. “The first focus is how to improve account- able and transparent servicing and administration, in order to prevent corruption. KPK cannot stand alone without any synergy with other law enforcement agencies, such as the Police. It must build better synergy and cooperation in order to achieve effective and efficient corruption eradication,” he said.

University of Indonesia Law Fac- ulty’s Indonesian Judicial Monitor- ing Society (Masyarakat Pemantau Peradilan Indonesia Fakultas Hukum Universitas Indonesia – “MaPPI FHUI”) researcher Aradila Caesar states that the KPK requires support from both the Government and the Parliament, in order to be able to perform its du- ties properly and improve Indonesia’s Corruption Perception Index. “The Government and the Parliament do not fully support KPK in its efforts to eradicate corruption. This is obvious from the existence of the KPK Query Special Committee from last year un- til early this year,” he said. (dan)