Letter: Buol district chief and donations
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The public loved the front page photo in The Jakarta Post where Buol district chief Amran Batalipu — who ignored summons by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) — was clapped in irons and led away by police to face interrogators at the KPK headquarters.
We hope to see more photos of corrupt government officials being led away by authorities.
I urge the KPK to use Egyptian tactics if necessary, i.e. Hosni Mubarak, even though he was the president of Egypt, was brought to Court in a cage accompanied by his medics.
The KPK should never discriminate, if the government official is guilty. He should be brought to justice and sentenced as such. Businesspeople should also be thrown in jail for paying so called donations or making generous contributions so officials will turn a blind eye.
Very generous donations are ultimately a form of bribery. Anyone paying bribes is just as guilty as those receiving it.
No one is above the law. Drag those who are guilty of stealing from the people and the nation into court to be judged and sentenced accordingly. A three jail prison-term should actually be 30 years.
Lynna van der Zee-Oehmke
Bogor, West Java