Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) “Threatens Death Penalty for corruptors of Covid-19 funds”

JAKARTA, TheIndonesiaPost – Chairman of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) of the Republic of Indonesia, Firli Bahuri, said he would demand the death penalty for corruptors of non-natural disaster funds, the Corona Covid-19 outbreak. He also asked officials not to corrupt hundreds of billions of rupiah in funds at the central and regional level.

“Remember…! the threat of death punishment for corruptors of disaster and emergency disasters, “Firli confirmed Indonesian journalists, and Indonesian CNN, in Jakarta, late March and early April 2020.

Funds for Corona countermeasures from the Central Government amounted to Rp405 trillion. Every Provincial Government to Regency / City Government in Indonesia also budgeted funds of tens to hundreds of billions. “We are fighting Covid-19, but don’t let anyone corrupt the disaster funds and disaster emergency budget,” said the South Sumatra police general.

Budget funds of Rp405.1 trillion are state budget allocations. According to Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the funds were intended to tackle the Corona virus outbreak.

Reported by CNN Indonesia, through the Government Regulation in Lieu of Law or (Perppu) of State Financial Policy and Financial System Stability, President Jokowi emphasized that the government took a policy of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) against Corona.

The government had previously declared the corona virus a non-natural disaster and a national scale disaster. So the handling budget is a prerequisite for the death penalty for individuals who are corrupt in these funds.

Based on Article 2 Paragraph 2 Undang-undang (UU) Nomor 31 Tahun 1999 concerning Eradication of Corruption, it is stated that in the case of a criminal act of corruption (Corruption) as referred to in paragraph (1) carried out in certain circumstances, the death penalty may be imposed.

Meanwhile, Article 2 Paragraph 1 states:

“Any person who unlawfully commits acts of enriching himself or others or a corporation that can harm the country’s finances or the country’s economy, is sentenced to life imprisonment or imprisonment for a minimum of 4 (four) years and a maximum of 20 (twenty) a year and a minimum fine of Rp. 200,000,000.00 (two hundred million rupiah) and a maximum of Rp1,000,000,000.00 (one billion rupiah), ”

This law (UU) explains that certain conditions are intended as a burden for Corruption perpetrators if the crime is committed when the country is in danger in accordance with the applicable law, when a national natural disaster occurs, as a repeat of corruption, or when the country is in a state of economic crisis and monetary.

Furthermore, Article 4 of the rule explains: “In the event that the perpetrators of the Corruption as referred to in Article 2 and Article 3 have fulfilled the elements of the said article, then the recovery of state financial losses or the country’s economy, does not eliminate the criminal offense against the perpetrators of the crime. state finance or the country’s economy is only one mitigating factor “.

Related to the threat of capital punishment delivered by the Chairman of the KPK Firli Bahuri, one of the Corruption Observers from Medan, Jun Manurung said, to prevent corruption in the non-natural disaster budget and disaster emergency procurement, a Task Force was needed for supervision. Joint Task Force between the KPK, the Police, and the Prosecutors’ Office.

“We appreciate the statement of the head of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) who said that corruptors of disaster budgets could be sentenced to death. We propose that the Task Force be formed in terms of supervision. The Task Force is to monitor and remind against this non-natural disaster fund corruption. “Do not let any official trapped in corruption. Because, the Central Government, Provincial Governments, and Regency / City Governments allocate billions of rupiah, “Jun Manurung said.

Going forward, Manurung continued, it turns out there are still those who corrupt disaster funds after being reminded, so we ask the judge to decide on the death penalty or at least life imprisonment. “We support the central, provincial, and regional governments to budget funds for non-natural disasters and emergency disasters, but we warn that officials should not be trapped in corruption, because the threat of punishment is very severe and could even be sentenced to death or imprisonment for life. life, “he said. (CNN/ED/ASM/BBS).


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