Tuesday, July 16, 2024

KPK deputy admits failure in anti-corruption campaign

Reading Time: < 1 minute
Journalist IBP

Journalist

Editor

Interview

Alexander Marwata, Deputy Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), has admitted his personal failure in combating corruption during his eight-year tenure at the anti-graft agency.

He highlighted various issues ranging from regulatory to human resources challenges that have hindered the KPK’s effectiveness.

In a hearing with the House of Representatives’ (DPR) Commission III in Jakarta on Monday, July 1, 2024, Alex openly acknowledged his inability to effectively address corruption.

“I must personally admit that in my 8 years at the KPK, if asked whether I have succeeded, I won’t hesitate to say I have failed to eradicate corruption,” he said.

Alex outlined several challenges faced by the KPK, including issues related to regulations and human resources. He lamented the structural inefficiencies, noting that unlike countries like Singapore and Hong Kong, which have a single agency dedicated to handling corruption, Indonesia has three bodies involved in anti-corruption efforts: the KPK, the police (Polri), and the attorney general’s office.

“Both the old and new KPK laws include coordination and supervision functions, but I must tell you that these functions are not working well,” Alex remarked.

He pointed out the persistent problem of sectoral ego, which hinders cooperation.

“For example, if we arrest a prosecutor, the attorney general’s office might suddenly shut down coordination and supervision channels. The same can happen with the police,” he added.

Alex emphasized that this fragmented approach poses a significant challenge for future anti-corruption efforts.

“I’m worried that with this mechanism, to be honest, I’m not confident that we will succeed in eradicating corruption,” he concluded.

Journalist IBP

Journalist

 

Editor

 

Interview

SUBSCRIBE NOW
We will provide you with an invoice for your reimbursable expenses.

Free

New to Indonesian market? Read our free articles before subscribing to the premium plan. If you already run your business in Indonesia, make sure to subscribe to the premium subscription so you won’t miss any intelligence & business opportunities.

Premium

$550 USD/Year

or

$45 USD/Month

Cancelation: you can cancel your subscription at any time, by sending us an email inquiry@ibp-media.com

Add keywords to your market watch and receive notification:
Schedule a free consultation with us:

We’ll contact you for confirmation.

FURTHER READING

The obligation to allocate 60 percent of natural gas production for the domestic market (DMO) is expected to increase the utilization of the glass industry to 90 percent, says the Flat and Safety Glass Association (AKLP) in a statement.
A subsidiary of state owned energy company Pertamina, Pertamina New & Renewable Energy (Pertamina NRE) and Coal Power Generation Company Bangladesh Limited (CPGCBL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of 500 MW grid-connected solar PV project at Moheshkhali area of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, and other parts of the country.
The Financial Services Authority (OJK) has given the green light to the Muhammadiyah Muslim organization to establish or acquire an Islamic bank in Indonesia, citing the authority’s objective of fostering the growth of a robust and competitive Islamic banking industry.
State electricity company PT PLN energizes the first transmission line connecting its 150 kiloVolt (kV) Kolaka Substation in Kolaka regency, Southeast Sulawesi, with the substation of PT nickel mining company PT Ceria Nugraha Indotama (CNI), part of the Ceria Group.
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) is considering possible relaxation for export of bauxite ores, an official said.
The Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) is pushing for state-owned companies to focus on six key sectors − basic infrastructure development, mineral industry downstreaming, energy security and defense system modernization, tourism development, SME initiatives, and agricultural development − to boost domestic economy.