Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) says it will hold Attorney General Basrief Arief's word after he promised to continue the "sisminbakum" graft case.
"Pak Basrief guaranteed that the sisminbakum case would not be stopped, and that it has never crossed his mind to. We will hold him to his word on this," ICW activist Febri Diansyah said Tuesday after a meeting with the AGO.
The case centers around alleged graft that took place in the creation and management of an online business registration system, known by the abbreviated site name sisminbakum.com, by the Law and Human Rights Ministry and private company PT Sarana Rekatama Dinamika (SRD).
The contract between the two parties stipulated that 90 percent of profits from the online service would go to the company, which amassed approximately Rp 420 billion in access fees between April 2001 and November 2008.
Emerson added that Basrief explained that the AGO would be seeking expert opinion in taking the case further.
"The AGO will not be relying on its subjectivity in handling the case, but looks to be involving experts and others who may want to give suggestions," Febri said.
Febri reiterated ICW's wish that the case quickly be taken to court, as the image of the AGO is at stake.
"We hope that Yuzril and Hartono, the two suspects in the case, are taken to the anticorruption court as soon as possible," he said.
"Whether they are guilty or innocent, we'll leave that for the court to decide," he added.
ICW previously voiced its concerns over the prosecutors' courage in handling the case prosecution process due to the enormous pressure surrounding the case.
The case implicates former law and human rights minister Yusril Ihza Mahendra, who authorized the system, and PT SRD owner Hartono Tanoesoedibjo.(awd)