Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Controversial Phone call recording

Last November, National Police Chief Insp.Gen. Bambang H. Danuri and Attorney General Hendarman Supanji told the House of Representatives that they have a phone call recording that proved Deputy Chiefs of the Corruption Eradication Commission received bribes from businessman Anggodo Wijaya.

However, when the Corruption Court recently instructed the Police to present the said recording, they can only present a Call Data Record (CDR) which show telephone numbers but no conversation at all.

According to National Police spokesman Edward Aritonang the Police never mention that they have the recording,

While, the Attorney General Office's spokesman told reporters that such recording never exists. 

The above confusing statements have been strongly protested by members of the House, anti corruption activists, academicians and non government organizations, who alleged that the Police has been spreading a Public Lie.

In reaction to these allegation, the Police said that they never have any intention to spread a Public Lie.

Detailed media reports :
National Police Must Be Responsible fo False Corruption Claims, Analyst
Polri tidak Pernah Berniat Melakukan Kebohongan Publik


colson said...

It is a good thing these guys are prosecutors and policemen, because their spinning and lying is that clumsy that they would never have been able to make a successful career in professional crime :P.

NENSA MOON said...

I simply suggest to the police ...
if they don't wanna be called as a spreader of public lie... proved it by presenting the recording proof.
Or... perhaps that's all just a habit of the police to make us all confused..
Thanks so much H.Nizam for your kindly words on my site the other day..
Happy Ramadhan to you and your family!

Lulus Sutopo said...

Blogwalking in here,..
Thanks for share this articles,..
Good Luck!

H. Nizam said...

I understand why you and many people think like you do. But we must also keep in mind that the media often give priority to sensationalism in their reports. What's supposed to be just a CDR can always been reported as a phone call recording.

@Nensa Moon,
I am very glad with your visit and comment. I wish that I can also say that there has been public lie here. But I am very sure that we both want a good police who will serve and protect society.

@Lulus Sutopo,
Thank you for your visit and comment.

Rob Baiton said...

@ Harry...

It is not like this was not expected. It was pretty common knowledge that the coppers did not have anything in terms of recordings.

If they did, then they would have leaked / released them ages ago. Quite simply, releasing them would have been the icing on the cake, and the death knell for the KPK.

H. Nizam said...

Hi Rob,
I agree that the cops might not really have the recording from the very start. After wall that's what they said.