Hundreds of lecturers of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) stated their support towards the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to face the right of inquiry proposal from the Indonesian Parliament. These academicians officially issued a statement to deny the Special Committee’s proposal for the right of inquiry towards the KPK.
The coordinator of the movement, Prof. Dr. Sigit Riyanto, S.H., LLM., said currently UGM was preparing three main events regarding their statement on the right of inquiry. The first event is collecting support from UGM lecturers to deny such proposal. Currently, there have been more than 400 votes supporting the movement.
“Our target is 1,000 lecturers that will sign this statement and it will be officially announced on July 17, 2017, simultaneously with the declaration of UGM integrity movement,” said Sigit on Monday (10/7) at UGM main office hall.
The second event is UGM will monitor the process development in the Special Committee of KPK inquiry. UGM will analyze its substance by requesting competent expert’s opinion until July 16. The third is UGM academic community will reaffirm their commitment.
“This will be realized by issuing a declaration for UGM integrity movement which will be held on July 17, 2017,” said the Dean of Faculty of Law UGM.
UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., said UGM supports all activities which are accordance with the vision and missions of UGM. One of them is supporting the movement that rejects the right of inquiry towards the KPK.
“I would support what has been done by UGM lecturers who deny the right of inquiry proposed by the Parliament,” he emphasized.
Meanwhile, former UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., said this movement is the form of conscience and concern from each UGM lecturer which developed into more massive movement. The lecturers from various science disciplines have the same conscience to address the KPK condition which will be weakened by the Indonesian Parliament through the right of inquiry.
The Professor at Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM, Prof. Drs. Purwo Santoso, M.A., Ph.D., said this movement is one of the efforts to eradicate corruption and the attenuation of KPK. Therefore, UGM is trying to block the abuse of authority by Indonesian Parliament in the framework of political intervention that can hinder the legal process conducted by KPK.
On the other hand, Professor at Faculty of Psychology UGM, Prof. Drs. Koentjoro, MBSc., Ph.D., said UGM lecturers have to give their concerns on corruption eradication because it can attenuate the quality of education in Indonesia.