Saturday, September 5, 2009
Brave Corruption Fighters
" The Gecko is now brave enough to fight against the Crocodile!! "
That's what I thought when I read on Kompas newspaper today about the refusal of the Commission for Eradication of Corruption (KPK) to fulfill the Police's request to come to the Police headquarters last Friday.
Those words came to my mind because I once read a posting on the blog of Attorney Anggara about a statement made by the Chief of the Police Criminal Investigation Agency (Bareskrim) in an interview with Tempo magazine during which he dubbed KPK as a Cicak: Indonesian for Gecko and the Police and the Prosecutor as Buaya: Indonesian for Crocodile. This statement has become a controversial issue for bloggers. A polling has been conducted to know the importance of a strong KPK compared to the Police and the Prosecutors.
According to KPK spokesman Johan Budi, the National Police has summons KPK's 4 Vice Chairmen and 4 staffs to come to their headquarters last Friday to be questioned as Witnesses in a Crime of Corruption. But the summons letter did not clearly mention what the case was, and who was the Suspect, therefore they cannot as yet fulfil the Police's said request.
Considering that corruption is crime that has caused great problems for our country, and KPK has shown that it is serious in fighting corruption, I hope that KPK would remain as strong as it used to be.