The Jakarta Post
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has criticized the dismissal of civil servants convicted of corruption as being slow.
Citing data from the National Civil Service Agency (BKN), KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said only 891 from a total 2,357 convicted civil servants had been discharged from office, despite the fact that all the dismissals should had been completed by the end of last December.
“We received information from the BKN about the sluggish dismissal process. Reluctance and hesitation by the supervisors of these civil servants and several other things had caused the delays,” Febri said on Sunday as quoted by Antara.
“We deplore the lack of commitment of these supervisors, whether in the national or regional administrations, to play by the rules,” he added.
According to Febri, 49 officials from a total of 98 corrupt civil servants of state institutions at the national level were dismissed.
Last September, the BKN named North Sumatra the province with the largest number of civil servants convicted of corruption, with 298 civil servants. Eleven percent work for the provincial administration, while the rest work at the regency or city level.
West Java came second, with 193 civil servants implicated in corruption cases, followed by Riau, East Nusa Tenggara and Papua, with 190, 183 and 146 officials convicted of graft, respectively. (ggq/ipa)