Friday, 03 August, 2012 | 13:53 WIB
Governor Suspect, Akpol Agenda Threatened
TEMPO Interactive, Semarang:After its governor has been named a graft suspect, the Police Academy (Akpol) is now facing the ramifications. Several important activities involving inspector general Djoko Susilo may have to be canceled.
Djoko was absent at an event at Akpol compound on Wednesday. The event was the opening of the Basic Education for the Youth Bhayangkara Detachment 47 Satryo Pambudi Luhur 2012, which took place in the field of the Police Academy Temple, in Semarang. In his place as ceremony inspector was deputy governor of the Police Academy, Brigadier General Bambang Usadi.
"The governor has another engagement. He’s unable to attend because he’s gone to Jakarta," Bambang said without elaborating on Djoko’s trip to the capital. "The ceremony proceeded smoothly," he said.
Last Tuesday Djoko was still working. At around noon, he abruptly left the compound after receiving guests from Semarang’s Tourism Office. When asked for confirmation about his case, Djoko was reluctant to answer. "Later," he said.
Djoko has been named a suspect in an alleged corruption case involving the procurement of driver's license test equipment.
As far as Akpol’s internal operations are concerned, his status may threaten several plans.
"There are so many activities in Akpol that may have to be canceled. We’ll just have to wait and see how things develop," said a teacher who requested anonymity.
The Tempo source explained that one plan that is certain to be canceled is Djoko’s planned visit to Egypt. Because, besides being named a suspect, Djoko is now banned from traveling abroad. The former head of the Traffic Unit’s planned visit to Egypt was associated with introducing Akpol as a center of excellence and a world-class police academy.
However, director of youth development and training at Akpol, Edy Sunarijanto Setjo, said that not all of the institution’s plans would be disrupted.
"The structure and the system are still running here. Activities are still running as planned," he said. Rofiuddin, Istman MP