Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Prosecution of Bibit-Chandra

Last Friday, Acting Attorney General Darmono told reporters about his decision to " deponeer " i.e set aside, the prosecution of two deputy chiefs of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Bibit Samad Rijanto and Chandra Hamzah.

Darmono explained that this action is necessary to serve greater public interest i.e. to safeguard the fight against corruption. In this connection he will seek the supports of the Parliament, the Constitutional Court and the Government.

Although this decision is considered by many people as the best option for Bibit-Chandra, but considering that it is contradictory to an earlier verdict of the Supreme Court which ordered the resumption of said prosecution, and because Darmono is not a definite Attorney General, there might be a possibility that it may be challenged.

Photo : Courtesy of Mata News

Sources :
Kejaksaan Agung Resmi Putuskan Deponeering Kasus Bibit-Chandra (TVOne)
Deponeering kasus Bibit-Chandra lawan perintah pengadilan (Primaironline)

10 comments:

ReBorn said...

I do not really understand this news. the case was too long and rambling.

president should be able to do a little intervention to accelerate the settlement of this matter.

colson said...

"Chaotic", "destructive" and "fight for power" are words that come to mind, thinking of the way this case is handled so far.

I would say: shelf the files and let some prosecutors resign.

H. Nizam said...

@Reborn,
Although the president is the big boss of law enforcement agencies but he always say that does not want to interfere.

@Colson,
I agree, but from the pending appointment of chief of KPK and definite AG, I have a funny feeling that certain people want things to remain unclear as long as possible.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Hope it helps to clean up Corruption in Indonesia.

peter

H. Nizam said...

Peter/Kiwi,
I also hope so.

julicavero said...

deponeer...i dont think it's use for them

the dream catcher said...

I do not really understand this case too...or why it was happening in the first place...

Edwin's Personal Blog said...

conflict of interests within.. really makes this case much bemusing..

meioambienteabertoleiseabusos.blogspot.com said...

Olá, bom dia! Em todos os países do mundo essa é a única doença que ainda não conseguiram erradicar, (corrupção) gostei muito do Blog, abraços.
Arturo C. Gonzalez

H. Nizam said...

@Julicavero,
Well, that's what the Attorney General told the media.

@Dream Catcher,
What's happening to KPK and its leaders are not easy to understand, maybe because many people hate corruption fighters.

@Edwin,
This case is full of conflict of interests.

@Arturo C. Gonzalez,
Thank you for your visit and comment. Although I cannot speak your language (Portuguese) but your comment means a lot to me.