Jokowi: Indonesia´s Most Active Country in Enforcing Law on Corruption

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 , 09:00:00 WIB -

President Joko Widodo (second left) is seen receiving a certificate from the Chairman of KPK, Agus Rahardjo (second left), and witnessed by the Minister of National Development Plan/Head of National Development Plan Agency (PPN/Bappenas), Bambang Brodjonegoro (left) in commemoration of the World´s Anti-Corruption Day 2017, Opening of the 12th National Corruption Eradication Conference, and the launching of e-LHKPN application, Jakarta, Senin (11/12). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – President Joko Widodo said that Indonesia is one of the most active countries in fighting corruption. In the period of 2016-2017, the enforcement of the law on corruption has saved Rp3.55 trillion from corruption crime. 12 governors and 64 regents and mayors have been prisoned for committing corruption since 2004 until today.

"It excludes officials, and two Bank Indonesia governors if I’m not mistaken. House of Representatives and Regional Legislative Council members, I didn’t count it. Most of the cases are bribery," said President Jokowi when he was delivering his speech in the commemoration of the World’s Anti-Corruption Day, and the opening of the 12th National Corruption Eradication Conference and the launching of e-LHKPN Application at Hotel Bidakara, Pancoran, Tebet, Jakarta Selatan, Monday (11/12) morning.

According to the President, the enforcement of the law on corruption is important in fighting corruption. However, the President questions why there are still many officials who get captured and prisoned because of corruption cases. "This means that we have to work harder and more serious in preventing corruption," he stated.

The President asserts that the government system, service system, and administration system must be reformed and fixed, and improve the knowledge, awareness, and participation of the public in preventing corruption.

Jokowi said that one of corruption prevention efforts that's important is deregulation. He said that regulations that protect the public interest are very important.

However, the President claims that every regulation is a double-edged sword. "Every regulation, permit, and requirements have the potential to become an object of transaction and corruption," he said. (rm)