KPK Leaders Unshaken

Saturday, 11 November 2017 , 12:00:00 WIB -

Deputy Chairman of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Saut Situmorang (left) and President Director of PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI), Edi Sukmoro (second right), are seen delivering statements to journalists after they had a meeting with KPK leaders at KPK Red and White Building, Jakarta, Friday (3/11). (ANTARA)

Deputy Chairman of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), Saut Situmorang, considers that the report against him in the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Agency (Bareskrim Polri) is a good thing for KPK. According to him, it’s a normal process and it won’t shake KPK.

"If we were sued, we will consider it as a check and balance, let’s just say that. It’s a normal process, and it won’t shake us," Saut said after becoming the inspector of Heroes’ Day ceremony in his office, Jalan Kuningan Persada, Jakarta Selatan, Friday (10/11).

In the ceremony, Saut told about their fight against corruption that gets tougher. Reports against KPK are responses to the performance of KPK.

According to Saut, this is not a new issue and it’s normal because the similar issue has been happening since the previous period of KPK.

"Therefore, the process is normal. So, I told that what we’re experiencing is nothing than what’s experienced by Novel," he said.

"I just got reported. If I were sentenced to prison, how long could it be? Two years. Yeah, it won’t be a death penalty. Compared to what’s experienced by Novel, he becomes like that for the rest of his life," Saut said.

He hopes what the anti-corruption activists are facing won’t repeat in the future. KPK has to set a strategy, one of them is being patient because patience is a value that’s been outlined by KPK.

"If people are impatient and they do something, if evidence were found, bring it to the court. Then, if they file a pretrial motion against us or they take other actions, it’s our way to be firmer in becoming anti-corruption heroes. I think that’s the message," Saut said. (dtc/mfb)