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Working Meeting with KPK, DPD RI Supports the Revision of Corruption Law

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Jakarta, dpd.go.id - Chairman of the House of Regional Representative of the Republic of Indonesia (DPD RI) Oesman Sapta together with the Chairman and Members of Committee I of the House of Regional Representative of the Republic of Indonesia (DPD RI) held a Working Meeting with the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Wednesday (10/10) in the Building DPD RI, Jakarta. The KPK chairman, Agus Rahardjo, was present at the meeting.

In the working meeting, it began with an introduction from the Chairman of Committee I DPD RI, Benny Rhamdani. In his introductory remarks, Benny questioned the KPK regarding various major cases that stalled, especially the Century case, which was worth Rp. 6.7 trillion, concerning PP number 43 of 2018 on the procedures for implementing community participation and awarding in the prevention and eradication of corruption, to the KPK's corruption prevention strategy which is not widely known to the public and the implementation of Act No. 31 Year 1999 on Corruption Crime (Tipikor).

In his explanation before the chairman and DPD members, Agus Rahardjo acknowledged that the prevention and eradication of corruption by the KPK had not significantly changed the Indonesian Corruption Perception Index (CPI) which is currently still in the score of 37.

Therefore, Agus added, the KPK continues to reduce the CPI by preventing and eradicating corruption through collaboration by involving all stakeholders, simultaneously at the central and regional levels, collaboration in accordance with roles and authorities, and sustainable.

Furthermore, Agus explained that the above four efforts have actually pushed the KPK's performance so far. For example, there is Rp. 142.57 billion of gratification value set to become state property from 2015 - 2018. Not only that, since 2004 - 2018 assets returned to the country have reached Rp. 1,296 trillion. "In this working meeting forum I also want to convey the DPD's compliance from 2004 to 2018 through the new LHKPN report reaching 53.13 percent," continued Agus.

Responding to the DPD's question about efforts to prevent corruption, Agus explained that currently the KPK has formed a supervision coordination (korsup) prevention in several regional governments in provinces that are considered vulnerable to corruption. Prevention materials include increasing the capacity of the Government Internal Supervisory Apparatus (APIP), One Stop Services, Procurement of Goods and Services, APBD Planning and Budgeting, State Civil Apparatus Management including the sale and purchase of positions, Village Funds, Optimization of Regional Revenues and Regional Asset Management. "KPK will develop corsup in other provinces", said Agus.

The issuance of PP PP number 43 of 2018 concerning the procedures for implementing community participation and awarding in the prevention and eradication of corruption, where the complainant can get Rp. 200 million, Agus assessed that the old PP, PP 71 of 2000, guarantees the security and safety of the reporter. corruption. For Agus, the reporter provided information about him through his ID card as regulated in PP 43/2018 which is dangerous for the reporter's security. "When the PP 43/2018 was discussed, we from the KPK have provided input but it does not seem to be accommodated in this PP by the government", he said.

However, Agus did not question the matter and emphasized that the strategy of eradicating and preventing corruption in the future requires collaborative strategies, partnerships, participation and ownership.

Because of that, the KPK welcomed the follow-up of Perpres number 54 of 2018 on the National Strategy for Preventing Corruption, namely moving its National Secretariat from Bappenas to the KPK. The KPK considers that with the joint National Secretariat at the KPK, the government will no longer run alone - it can be synergized with the KPK's prevention strategy.

Regarding the implementation of the Corruption Act, Agus Rahardjo said that the KPK was currently drafting a revision of the Corruption Act. In the revision of the Corruption Act, the KPK will include corruption crimes with Money Laundering (TPPU). The problem of private sector corruption which is now also rampant, will be included in the new Corruption Act. "Enriching yourself illegally, this will also be regulated in the revision of the Corruption Act", said Agus.

"We support the revision of the Corruption Act. The KPK should not disband, the KPK should not back down, "said Chairman of Committee I DPD RI, Benny Rhamdani responding to Agus Rahardjo's explanation. For Benny, the revision of the Corruption Act must strengthen the KPK institutionally, including encouraging the KPK to be able to produce a deterrent effect on corruptors. The revision of the law, continued Benny, also had to create a KPK that was able to conduct education on the prevention of corruption.

In the working meeting, Agus Rahardjo also explained that the main obstacle faced by the KPK was that the KPK's recommendations were not implemented optimally by the Central Government and Regional Governments.

10 Oktober 2018
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