Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Death Sentence to Stop Corruption

People in Indonesia are sick and tired of corruption that they want those involved to be sentenced to death so that others would not follow.

And today, the news media have reported that three state officials have agreed with this idea.

The first is Chief of the Constitutional Court Mahfud MD who told VivaNews that the Corruption Eradication Law provide possibility to punnish those who corrupt with a death sentence.

The second is the Chief of the Judicial Comission Busyiro Muqoddas who told VivaNews  that death sentence can be passed on those who corrupted several times;  who is rich because of corruption; and who has corrupted more than 100 billion Rupiah.

The third is the Minister of Law and Human Rights Patrialis Akbar who told BBC that we should follow China's in erradicating corruption that is by punnishing those involved in corruption with death sentence.

I wish that the above idea is also supported by religious organizations that have always been protesting about things which they deemed hazardous for society like Pornography, Smoking Cigarettes, et cetera, et cetera.


Bobi said...

If the death sentence had to be implemented for corruption, then there would be a serious shortage of people on this planet! Maybe something less extreme, because these buggers are stealing from the poor!

H. Nizam said...

Hmmmmm ....... very interesting comment, although I believe that only a few people on earth are corrupting people's money.

June_Butterfly said...

I guess corruption do need severe punishment.But I guess everyone do deserve to be given second chances.Unless their did is beyond forgiveness.I hope there's another way of punishing corrupted people.

H. Nizam said...

June Butterfly,
Basically I could agree with you.
But if the corruption is so acute, and every efforts to eliminate failed, a shock therapy is needed.

umihoney said...

I think China has implemented death sentence for corruption,I might be wrong though.It should put fear in those who even think of being corrupt. However the judicial must be very fair and free from executive influence in order for this to be fair..and not used by political rivals to eliminate the other.

H. Nizam said...

Harsh punishments including death sentence should absolutely be based on decisions of the courts of justice free from executive influences.
Especially that the executive tend to use harsh punishment to silence their political opponents.

Blancheys said...

Until now, I still don't get why people like to play gods.

H. Nizam said...

Sometimes conventional punishment would not be effective to stop extra ordinary crimes that cause great impacts like terrorism, illegal drug trafficking.