Monday, January 31, 2011

KPK and the Politicians

Last Friday, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) arrested 19 current and former members of the House of Representatives over alleged bribery related to the appointment Senior Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia in 2004.

The arrest angered political parties of those politicians, Golkar Party, the PPP and PDIP, who alleged that KPK has not been fair in their actions. They said that KPK should take action on recent cases like the Bank Century bailout.

They further alleged that the arrest was a consession made by KPK to the Attorney General in exchange for the release of two of its Vice Chairmen i.e. Bibit and Chandra from Criminal Prosecution. 

In retaliation to KPK's action, last Monday the House of Representatives Legal Commission canceled a meeting with KPK, because some of their members refused to meet with Bibit and Chandra who they claimed are still not cleared from Criminal Prosecutions.
Later on, they banned both gentlemen from attending future meetings with the House.  

The above mentioned actions of the members of the House of Representatives reminded me of the statement made by former President Abdurrahman Wahid who alleged that their behaviours were like Kindergarten kids.

Photo : Courtesy of Wikipedia.


dee said...

Thanks for share Harry Nizam! KPK should steady and not fear against the corruption!

attayaya_bakau said...

ga ngerti juga seeh posisi bibit chandra.
tapi khan belom jadi terdakwa

colson said...

The late Gus Dur may not have been the best President ever, he most of the time was right. Like in this case.

Kindergarten behaviour indeed... Be it 'children' with a strong fragrance of criminality.

DS. Utomo said...

Mas Harry, I thinks that Colson's opinion is true. We should be careful in our representatives selection !

Wisata Murah said...

mereka desikitpun tidak punya belas kasihan terhdap bangsa ini...KPK seperti lagu bondan prakoso. "Apapun yang kan terjadi KPK selalu OK." ini bukan panatisme.tapi dari pada tidak ada wasit sama sekali

TUKANG CoLoNG said...

saya dukung KPK apapun kata partai itu

Aulawi Ahmad said...

Hehe I hope KPK can prove it until all clearly, not only like the other action that become history :)

H. Nizam said...

Let us hope that KPK will always be strong to fight corruption.

Perkara yang dituduhkan kepada mereka berdua sudah dihentikan oleh Jaksa Agung (Deponeer).

Yeah I like that term "children with a strong fragrance of criminality"

Yes Pak we must be careful in giving our votes in elections.

@Wisata Murah,
Penolakan terhadap Bibit Chandra membuat kita bertanya: DPR itu mewakili rakyat atau siapa?

KPK memang harus kita dukung.

@Aulawi Ahmad,
The people should closely monitor the works of KPK and other law enforcement agencies to make sure that they are doing the right things.