Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sexual Gratification in Indonesia

On 12 June 2012, former Director of Singapore's Central Narcotics Bureau Ng Boon Gay, faced two charges of obtaining Sexual Gratification from the Senior Sales Manager at Oracle Corporation Singapore Pte. on December 2011 as an inducement to help further Oracle's business interests. 

According to Reuters, Ng also faces two other charges of obtaining Sexual Gratification from the same individual when she was an employee of Hitachi Data Systems Ltd. 

The charges against Ng come one week after the former head of Singapore's Civil Defense Force Peter Lim faced 10 Sexual Gratification charges involving three different women working for IT firms in the city state.                                                                                                
Unlike Singapore, where the laws stipulated that Sexual Gratification is a Crime, the laws in Indonesia do not explicitly mention Sexual Gratification as a Corruption Crime (Bribery).



The website of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) quoted the Anti Corruption Law No. 31/ 1999 Article 12B and Law No. 20/2001 : "Any Gratification to a Civil Servant of State Official is regarded as Bribery, if it is connected to his/her position and contradictory to obligation or duty, as follows ....."

Further, the Explanation of said Art. 12 B : "Gratification: is widely defined as any acts of giving money, goods/things, discount, commission, interest free loan, travelling ticket, accommodation, package tour, free medical treatment, and other facility in Indonesia or abroad using manual or electronic facility.

Actually Sexual Gratification if not something strange in Indonesia. The Indonesian Corruption Watch was quoted by Okezone as saying that Sexual Gratification has long existed and often been used in Indonesia.

While the Chief of the Constitutional Court Mahfud MD was quoted by Inilah.com as saying that Sexual Gratification may have stronger impact than Money Gratification, therefore he support inclusion of Sexual Gratification in the Anti Corruption Law.  

Although our Law has not regard Sexual Gratification as a Corruption Crime (Bribery), I hope that Marketing people, especially the ladies, would not use Sex as part of  their efforts to win the hearts and the minds of their customers.

Last but not least, I also hope that Sexual Gratification would soon be regarded as a Corruption Crime (Bribery) that is by the amendment of the Anti Corruption Law.

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13 comments:

Jolly Princess said...

Hmmmm... no comment. (lol) Just visiting your blog to say - HI! :)

Wisata Murah said...

semoga seluurh masyarakat mendukung usulan pak mahfud untuk memasukkannya Gratifikasi Seksual dalam UU Anti Korupsi.
karenamemang kalau kita pikir, pintu yang satu ini sangat membuka peluang lebar. apa lagi kalau pejabatnya agak nepsong ga nyadar kalau lagi dipancing dan dipasang kamera. ujung ujungnya seperti kerbau di tusuk hidungnyakan,

Harry Nizam said...

@Jolly Princess,
Hi JP, I am glad to see you again on my blog.

@Wisata Murah,
Anda benar, sex merupakan cara yang sangat ampuh untuk mendapatkan peluang usaha.

Yulia Rahmawati said...

I hope so :D
that would be good to stop "naughty" government :)

Harry Nizam said...

@Yulia,
Yes, that would be great for the people

colson said...

Indonesians are human and so can boast the same virtues and the same vices other people have.

Just like you I think is about time to add these 'gratifications' to the list ( or even better to rephrase the law using a container concept to catch all kinds of illegal incentives).

Harry Nizam said...

@Colson,
It would be great if the amended law also covers sexual gratification among business people themselves, thus not just among business people and civil servants.

BlogS of Hariyanto said...

gratifikasi sex ini sebenarnya sudah lama dilakukan di Indonesia, contohnya saja, saat saya menonton film Habibie dan Ainun, disitu ada adegan Habibie ditawari perempuan oleh seorang pengusaha yang sedang berupaya mendapatkan jatah proyek

Harry Nizam said...

@Hariyanto
Oleh sebab itu maka gratifikasi sex harus dimuat dalam Undang2.

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pakitong said...

Must be punishable by law.... http://pakitong.blogspot.com

Harry Nizam said...

@Pakitong,
Which means that the present law must be amended as it do not regulate sexual gratification.