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Jakarta Post

AGO reform nothing but fantasy: KK

  • Dian Kuswandini,

    The Jakarta Post,

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 27 2008   /  10:55 am

A poor approach to institutional change, along with discriminative responses to certain cases, is slowing down bureaucratic reform within the Attorney General's Office (AGO), critics warn. The Commission for Public Prosecution (KK) has said the AGO's reform agenda, which kicked off in July this year, was nothing more than a fantasy. "The reform agenda within the AGO has only been a discourse. It has been very poor in its actual realization," Commission member Maria Ulfah Rombot said in Jakarta recently. "Our investigations show there are still many cases where sanctioned prosecutors are being promoted to (higher) positions. So, where's that apparent reform spirit?" she said. Lawmaker Eva Kusuma Sundari of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) slammed the AGO for its poor outline of the reform agenda. "The bluepri...