Saturday, 22 February 2020

DPR Demands Scattered e-KTP Settlement Should Be Transparent

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  • Police are investigating the case of the Scattered e-KTP (electronic ID card). ANTARA FOTO/Arif Firmansyah

    Police are investigating the case of the Scattered e-KTP (electronic ID card). ANTARA FOTO/Arif Firmansyah

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Vice-chairman of the House of Representative (DPR) Taufik Kurniawan demanded the scattered electronic ID card (e-KTP) issues to be investigated completely for the possibility of sabotage in the incident.

    “If there is sabotage in the incident, it should be investigated and prosecuted legally,” said Taufik in the Parliament Complex, Jakarta on Monday, May 28, 2018.

    Taufik said if there is sabotage element in the case of scattered e-KTP, the responsible person should be published publicly because many citizens asked why the e-KTP is stored in the warehouse when it is already damaged.

    “Because if a passport already expired, it will be cut, not stored in the warehouse,” Taufik said. If e-KTP is damaged or expired, it should be destroyed in order to avoid misuse.

    Taufik said the e-KTP issues should be solved immediately because it is a sensitive issue related to the right to vote in the elections. In addition, it is also guaranteed by the law.

    The issue of scattered e-KTP was revealed through video circulated on the internet. The video showed a number of e-KTP cards of people in South Sumatra scattered in the area of Bogor, West Java.

    Home Affairs Ministry's Population and Civil Registration Director General Zudan Arif Fakrulloh explained the scattered e-KTP in Bogor were the damaged one. The cards that fell from the carrier currently have been secured and returned to the storage warehouse in Semplak, Bogor.

    ANTARA