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Jakarta Post

Restructure aims to pave way for lean, clean AGO

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 22 2008   /  11:05 am

The Attorney General's Office will scrap 8,000 positions as part of a plan to streamline its bureaucracy in a bid to prevent corruption and abuse of power. AGO spokesman Jasman Pandjaitan said Sunday his office was assessing which positions would be cut. "We believe the restructuring program is urgent because power tends to corrupt," he said. The bureaucratic reform means remaining officials will carry out more tasks, he said. "The motto is: fewer structural posts, more functions. Where a position is cut, its tasks will be handled by another position." Jasman said the AGO was anticipating resistance from prosecutors nationwide. "A restructuring program like this tends to meet challenges (from officials), so we need to look at this carefully," he said. The AGO will present its proposal to the administrative reforms ministe...