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Jakarta Post

AGO, ICW at odds over corruption case verdict statistics

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 8 2010   /  09:00 am

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) is at odds with data presented by Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) in their latest report on this year’s corruption case court verdicts.

The report measures the court’s efficacy in dealing with corruption cases from January to July 10, 2010. It concluded that 54.82 percent of the 166 defendants implicated in 103 cases had been acquitted by the courts. ICW compiled the incomplete data from media reports.

The report also records that the average prison time for those found guilty of corruption is slightly above one year, with no one sentenced to more than 10 years.

“I question the source and accuracy of their data” said the AGO spokesman, Babul Khoir Harahap.

Babul added the ICW report did not tally with data from the attorney general’s special crimes unit.

“The special crimes unit does not record such hig...