Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Susno to join KPK?

After he was dismissed from his position as Chief of Detectives of the National Police, Commissioner General Susno Duaji  has become a rising star in the Indonesian political theater.

First, there was his controversial testimony at the Court trial of former Chief of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Antasari Ashar, whereby he said he was not not involved in handling this case, because the Chief of National Police has assigned Susno's deputy to do the job.

And then there was the recent launching of his book : Bukan Testimoni Susno (Not Susno's Testimony) which mentioned among others that three high ranking Police officers received Rp 25 billion (US$ 2,75 million) in bribes to halt a tax-evasion investigation. He also alleged that some officials have acted as Middlemen for handling Legal Cases. These allegations have been strongly protested by the said officers in particular and the leaders of the National Police.

 

And the most recent news was about Susno nomination by the Golkar Party as candidate Chief of KPK currently vacant, which was protested among others by the ruling Democrat Party and NGOs because there were some questions about Susno's past i.e. his recommendation to the troubled Bank Century to release large sum of money, and it was Susno who dubbed KPK as Gecko and the Police as Crocodile.

 

For details, please click here, here, here, here, here and here.

 

Considering Susno's questionable past, and the fact that KPK has four Deputy Chiefs, I hope that selection  of the new KPK Chief shall be conducted very carefully. In order to maintain KPK's good image as a reputable anti-corruption fighter, it would be better to let one of the four existing Deputies become the Chief. If Susno is finally selected to join the KPK, it would be much better if he become an advisor for its leaders.

6 comments:

colson said...

Susno candidate chief KPK???

The Indonesian political scene always has unbelievable surprises in store..

Let's hope they will go by you advice.

H. Nizam said...

Colson,
Strange as it seemed to be.
But let's be positive and compare with an authoritarian ruler who became reformer: Mikael Gorbachev, ex Soviet Union Communist leader who turned into top democratic reformer.

Edwin's Personal Blog said...

Susno has gone too far. It's a point of no return. He has discovered the curtain, so carry on Mr. susno...

H. Nizam said...

Edwin,
Yeah we can thing positively

umihoney said...

“Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable - the art of the next best”- Otto von Bismarck
There are no permanent allies, no permanent friends, only permanent interests.Some of them are a bunch of yo-yos :)

H. Nizam said...

Umihoney,
Thank you very much for the quote which is relevant for the post.
Yes, in politics there is not permanent allies, totally depends of interests of the politicians.