TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) said that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) still owes 17 major corruption cases to solve. Three of the cases are the Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance funds (BLBI), the Century Bank bailout case, and the Hambalang sports complex project.
"The cases have not been managed and handled optimally. This is unfortunate since the term of Agus Rahardjo's and the other four directors will end in December 2019," ICW researcher Kurnia Ramadhana said when reading their review of KPK's performances in the 2015-2019 period.
Specifically for the BLBI case, ICW has a major concern. The case has an expiration of 18 years for the whole period of prosecution.
Kurnia said that the KPK only has until 2022 to solve the case that had incurred a state loss of Rp4.58 trillion.
"Once the period is over, the KPK can no longer prosecute the case," he said.