Saturday, February 2, 2013

PKS: Corruption & Polygamy


Yesterday, the largest Islam based party the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) has announced Anis Matta (44) as its new President to replace Luthfi Hasan Iskaq.

Luthfi was named a Suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) last Wednesday in a bribery case centering on the government's procurement of imported meat (details here).

This is the second time that a PKS politician implicated in Corruption case after Misbakhun who was found guilty by the courts in 2010 for his involvement in the fake Letter of Credit (LC) of the troubled Bank Century but released after the Supreme Court accepted his request for Judicial Review (details here and here).

In his first speech as PKS President, Anis Matta stated his suspicion that the allegation against Luthfi was part of a grand conspiracy against the party. I think this is a "wild statement" considering that KPK is still conducting investigations on the case. It could be some sort of a "boomerang" if later on the court find him guilty. The best thing for PKS would be to cooperate with KPK in the investigation of this case.

One interesting thing about Anis Matta, formerly the party's Secretary General, is the fact that he is still young compared to chairmen of most political parties, and he has two wives, the second one being a Hungarian lady.

Beside Anis Matta, other PKS leaders also lead the polygamous life style, including its former president Tifatul Sembiring (currently Minister of Communication & Information) who has two wives, its Deputy Treasurer General Didin Aminuddin who has three wives, and its member of Parliament Zulkifliemansyah  who has two wives (details here).

Hmmmm ....... I wonder whether PKS is planing to make Indonesia a Polygamous country ?

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16 comments:

Wisata Murah said...

saya pikir memang mereka lagi seperti mabuk dalam perahu karet di tengah gelombang kecil.

coba kalaua kita amati pidato ketua umumnya yang baru ketika mengutip ayat bal qur'an dengan beraninya mengatakan bahwa, "ayat ini mulai berlaku pada hari ini"

seolah dia yang membuat ayat ayat tersebut dengan sesukanya memberhentikan dan memberlakukan peratuarannya. seingat saya Rosul saw yang menerima wahyunya saja tidak pernah mengucapkan kata itu. hehehe. Benar saya dulu sangat simpati malah sampai nyoblos 2 kali. tapi begitu mendengar pidato itu kemarin di tv one, jadi ga simpati. kayaknya golput lagi dech, hehe

Harry Nizam said...

@Wisata Murah,
Aku juga pernah pilih PKS dulu, tapi setelah melihat bahwa mereka tidak biasa dan poligami maka saya pindahkan pilihan saya.

Annmarie Pipa said...

oh my gosh...conspiracy theories are everywhere!

Harry Nizam said...

@Annmarie,
Yes that seems to be what's happening

jasa pembuatan website online said...

Makasih atas infonya sangat kreatif dan inspiratif. Salam kenal.

colson said...

Polygamy - like corruption- seems to belong to the phenomena from the past which don't fit in modern societies. Perhaps PKS itself doesn't fit in modern society either.

Blogs of Hariyanto said...

di mana-mana pasti ada yang bagus dan ada yang buruk, demikian juga PKS...tidak semua boleh dicap buruk hanya karena kelakuan buruk beberapa orang anggota dan kader PKS.... , dan begitulah dunia politik... :)

Harry Nizam said...

@Colson,
Perhaps that's the point.

@BlogS Harianto,
Berita di media menunjukkan bahwa selama ini partai2 politik secara merata melakukan korupsi. Mungkin yang paling top akhir2 ini adalah politisi dari Partai Demokrat.
Saat ini politisi PKS mendapat gilirannya.

pj said...

Hi Harry

I think that the best thing that the PKS could do at this point is to metaphorically throw pak luthfi under the bus. Pandering to conspiracy theories makes them look desperate and a bit cynical.

The arrest of achmad must have been hilarious. Wish the kpk would have put it on you-tube.

Harry Nizam said...

@PJ,
Yes, protecting Luthfi would make PKS look worst.
People are making joke about the arrest of Ahmad Fathonah, would be great ik shown youtube.

Glad to see you back here. Thank you

Ria Tumimomor said...

who can be trusted? I think most of them are the same. Only few and they are under the spotlight who remain honest

Harry Nizam said...

@Ria,
Yes, it is very difficult to find a good politician in Indonesia, all they think is how to get to power therefore get money as much as possible.

Perpus UM said...

percuma kalo cuma sekedar janji saja , kalo gak ada nyatanya



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