Text your say: Miranda detained
Your comments on the detention of Miranda S. Goeltom by the Corruption
Eradication Commission (KPK) in connection with a bribery scandal
surrounding her appointment as a senior deputy governor of Bank
Indonesia in 2004:
The most important thing is to find the masterminds behind this case. Go, KPK, go!
Purwakarta, West Java
The KPK obviously possessed enough initial evidence when they decided to detain Miranda Goeltom.
Candidates for the position of senior deputy governor of Bank Indonesia are proposed and elected by the House of Representatives, a political institution.
It is, therefore, natural that potential candidates lobby and meet relevant lawmakers to present and explain their vision regarding the job.
The KPK still has to prove that bribes were paid or offered by the defendant.
Although the Corruption Eradication Commission detained Miranda S. Goeltom, a presumption of innocence is still the rule.
The KPK must have good reasons for finally making up its mind to lock up Miranda.
At the same time, it was good timing for Yudhoyono’s continuous effort to get rid of undesirable elements; making sure it sweeps those undesirable elements “under the carpet”; and making Pancasila and “Unity in Diversity” again the pronounced rule of life in our archipelago.
The bribery that has allegedly been committed by Miranda Goeltom and Nunun Nurbaeti reflects that there is so much moral decadence in the leaders in the country. I hope that the KPK can dig up the case to its very roots.
I think the authorities should next arrest the man who was supplying the bribe money. It’s hard to imagine anyone having the courage to take on such a powerful man.
Miranda deserves no second chance until she has at least told the truth — and been punished, if she has done wrong.
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