The celebration of independence day has made a bunch of jailed corruptors very happy because they received remission i.e prison term discount, some were even release from jail..
According to Media Indonesia, 427 jailed Corruptors received remission, 19 of them were released from jail, including former President Director of the Logistics Board (Bulog) Widjanarko Puspoyo, and former President Director of Bank Mandiri ECW Neloe.
The Jakarta Globe reported that Muhammad Misbakhun, lawmaker and member of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) was also released from prison earlier today after receiving a two month remission.
The Court sentenced him to one year in jail for falsifying documents to get a US$ 22.5 Million loan from the troubled Bank Century. This sentence is very low compared to the 8 years demanded by the Prosecutor.
The above very low jail sentence, remission and the release of corruptors before they finish their jail sentence would make us doubt the seriousness of the fight against Corruption.
I wonder whether ordinary people can also be released from jail like those Corruptors.