ICW Highlights Poor Law Enforcement on Money Laundering

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaIndonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) highlighted the government’s poor law enforcement on the money laundering cases. ICW researcher Wana Alamsyah said only three graft cases were subject to money laundering or only 1.1 percent of the total 271 cases throughout 2019.

    “This shows the law enforcer’s lack of seriousness in applying the concept of asset recovery which aims to impoverish corruptors as to bring a deterrent effect,” said Wana as quoted from the document of 'Tren Penindakan Kasus Korupsi Tahun 2019' on Tuesday, February 18.

    One of the cases investigated was the bribery case of the procurement of Rolls-Royce machines incriminating former Garuda Indonesia CEO Emirsyah Satar.

    According to Wana, the low criminal charges of money laundering in the case contradicted the statement conveyed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo who planned to prioritize the state assets rescue.

    In his annual state of the nation speech on August 16, 2016, Jokowi said the measure to rate the performance in eradicating corruption must be changed. Not just measured by the number of cases, the success of law enforcement must also be measured by how much the country’s losses could be saved.

    "Law enforcers do not take the instrument of the Law on Money Laundering (TPPU) as their main effort to impoverish corruptors,” said Wana, calling on law enforcers to make effective use of the policy besides that on bribery.

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