KPK's Firli Bahuri : Law Enforcement Must Not Kill Corporations



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Newly-appointed Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chairman Firli Bahuri said law enforcement on the private sector must not kill corporations. 

    “[We should not end up] enforcing the law that would later kill corporations, halting businesses, increase unemployment, halt the economy, and annihilate the business climate,” said Firli Bahuri in an interview with Tempo on Saturday, December 21. 

    He suggests that law enforcement must boost legal certainty and increase investments. Firli also expressed strongly against “killing” corporations due to grafts in the private sector, as he claims is already mentioned in the Corruption Law (Tipikor) which is a product of the UNCAC ratification. 

    Firli felt strongly to deeply investigate whether an act of corruption in the private sector profits a corporation or not. “Is there any violation, is the profit made from the violations enjoyed by corporate? Those elements must exist, if not it would be difficult for us.”

    The new KPK leader also voiced disagreement against prisoning a corporate commissioner as he says the Limited Liability Company Law states directors are mainly responsible, not commissioners. 

    “Don’t force to name commissioners as suspects, especially owners. If not, no one would want to do business anymore,” says Firli Bahuri.