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Jakarta Post

Speed up bureaucratic reforms, AGO told

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 6 2010   /  10:15 am

The House of Representatives told Attorney General Hendarman Supandji on Wednesday to speed up bureaucratic reforms in the institution widely perceived to be among the country’s most corrupt.Bureaucratic reforms at the Attorney General’s Office has come under spotlight again after several prosecutors were implicated in the recent acquittal of Gayus Tambunan, a tax office employee who suspiciously amassed Rp 28 billion in his bank account.Hendarman has also been accused of protecting subordinates implicated in the high-profile cases by way of slapping them with only administrative and disciplinary punishments. “It’s high time Pak Hendarman Supandji speed up the bureaucratic reforms in his office. In fact we we’re eager to throw him our support if he means to reform AGO bureaucracy radically, lawmaker Satya Permana said in a hearing between AGO officials and House Commission III ...