Friday, 29 June, 2012 | 01:29 WIB
KPK Can’t Use the Existing Building it Occupies
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) needs a new building with a special design. "The building design should accommodate KPK’s operations," said a member of the Legal Commission of the Democrat Party, Didi Irawadi Syamsudin, Thursday, June 28. It is difficult to find any old state-owned buildings that meet such standards. "It goes without saying that the office must be supported by technology not available in existing old buildings," he said.
Member of the Legal Commission of Gerindra, Martin Hutabarat, even said, "I have met the Director General of the State Treasury. He said no building was available to the KPK."
Deploring the double standards set by DPR, he added, "Come on, the Athletes Complex and Hambalang were approved, how come a new KPK building is rejected."
On the other hand, political observer from the Lingkar Madani Indonesia (Lima), Ray Rangkuti, thought that the KPK whined too much. "Why do they always complain to the public?" he said.
He also regretted KPK’s consistently missing targets. "There should be a new agreement with KPK to complete its responsibilities this year. This must be done when the blocking of the budget for the new building is lifted," he said.
If materializes, the new office, accommodating about 1,394 employees, will stand on an area of 8,924 square meters in the Guntur Village, Setiabudi District, South Jakarta.
Deputy chair Bambang Widjajanto did throw the idea of asking for donations from the community. KPK claimed that the enthusiastic response by the public came as a surprise.