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Jakarta Post

KPK launches electronic wealth reporting system

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 11, 2017   /   01:52 pm
KPK launches electronic wealth reporting system 'No' to corruption: Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Agus Rahardjo hands over a plaque to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo during the celebration of International Anticorruption Day on Dec.11 in Jakarta, when it also launched an electronic wealth reporting system. (Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has launched an electronic wealth reporting (LHKPN) system that is claimed to be effective in facilitating officials in reporting their wealth.

KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo launched the new system at the opening of Monday's commemoration of International Anticorruption Day in Jakarta. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo witnessed the launch of the system.

“As of today, officials will no longer need to submit many forms and letters to the KPK. With this system, they can fill the forms in their offices,” Agus said in his opening speech.

Law No.28/1999 on Good Governance and Freedom from Corruption, Collusion and Nepotism, and Law No. 30/2002 on the KPK require all high-ranking state officials to report their wealth to the anti-graft body before, during and after their terms in office.

The KPK released data earlier this year showing that the highest compliance in wealth reporting was seen among ministries and state institutions, while the lowest compliance was seen among regional representatives councils (DPRDs).

“We also hope that the system can be used during the simultaneous regional elections in 2018. Electoral candidates can submit their wealth reports through the system,” Agus said.

The 2015 Regional Election Law requires every regional candidate to submit a wealth report before an election. (ebf)