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AGO soon to establish directorate for terrorism, drug crimes

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, September 13, 2017 | 09:02 pm
AGO soon to establish directorate for terrorism, drug crimes Legal talks: Attorney General HM Prasetyo (right) responds to queries raised by lawmakers during a hearing at the House of Representatives in Jakarta on Sept.11. (Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is set to establish two new directorates, which will handle drug offenses and terrorism and transnational crimes.

The two directorates will be set up under the office of the junior prosecutor for general crimes at the AGO.

“This is in line with the President’s decision to allow us to complete the AGO’s organizational structure, based on the results of the examination and approval of the administrative and bureaucratic reform minister [Asman Abnur],” Attorney General HM Prasetyo said as quoted by Antara in an event in Jakarta on Wednesday.

(Read also: AGO has no intention to erode KPK's prosecution power: Spokesperson)

Prasetyo took the opportunity to call on all prosecutors to carry out their prosecution tasks seriously, including declaring a case dossier “P19” (incomplete) or “P21" (complete).

“Based on the results of our monitoring, many prosecutors have worked unprofessionally [...] They do not pay attention to the importance of the fulfillment of all judicial aspects of a case, along with existing regulations,” said Prasetyo.

He went on to say it had often been the case that because of personal interests, including the extending of promises or unlawful gifts from certain parties, prosecutors agreed to engineer case closures, putting their professional integrity at stake.

Prasetyo said it was time for all prosecutors in Indonesia to stop having such poor attitudes. (afr/ebf)


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