TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chief Agus Rahardjo called on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to pay more attention to the integrity of law enforcement institutions and bureaucracy reform.
“These must be addressed by President [Jokowi],” Agus said at the 2016 National Conference on Corruption Eradication held in Jakarta on Thursday, December 1, 2016.
He revealed that based on World Justice Project’s assessment, Indonesia’s law enforcement integrity is showing a declining trend. The assessment shows that Indonesia’s law enforcement integrity score stands at 0.45.
“Averagely, it’s still low in Asia and Pacific regions,” Agus added.
Another assessment conducted by the World Economic Forum shows that Indonesia is having issues with the effectiveness of its bureaucracy.
“President Jokowi must think of how bureaucracy can prevent corruption,” Agus said.
According to him, bureaucracy reform is not necessarily related to remuneration, but also to institutional overlapping. For instance, Agus explained, Indonesia has six institutions in the maritime sector compared to the United States which only has two.
“Please consider whether it is necessary to have six institutions operating in the maritime sector,” Agus suggested.
He pointed out that multiple institutions operating in a single sector would result in cost inefficiency, as the need of remunerations would be high.
“Therefore, we hope that the integrity of law enforcement and bureaucracy reform will be improved,” the KPK Chief concluded.
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