Unfair to judge achievements on one case: KPK
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) stressed out that it would be unfair to judge its achievements in eliminating corruption only on its efforts in handling the Bank Century bailout case.
“Don't make the Bank Century case the only indicator of our achievements in dealing with corruption cases,” KPK chief Abraham Samad told reporters on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.
Abraham said that people should appreciate the KPK’s work by seeing how many prominent figures it had arrested. Although the state losses that occurred might have only been Rp 1 billion (US$104,800), Abraham said that some KPK cases had netted several law enforcers.
“There is no institution in the country that is brave enough to touch law enforcers other than the KPK,” he pointed out.
The House of Representatives' Commission III overseeing legal affairs recently criticized the KPK for handling only small bribery cases in which state losses were less than Rp 1 billion.
Abraham said to the House's monitoring team on the Bank Century bailout case that the KPK would fulfill its promise to present the case before the team's due date on December 31 this year.
“Just be patient, gentlemen,” he said. (fzm)