Recently, news about the oddity of the Corruption Eradication Commission's (KPK) national test concept spread over the community. Oddities concerning the concept, such as the questions about LGBT and qunut invocation, have become controversial because it does not make sense with KPK concept values. Besides, there were also strong indications that stated if the quality assurance and test implementation were not professional. The Head of the UGM Center for Pancasila Studies, Drs. Agus Wahyudi, M.Si., M.A., Ph.D., believed there should be a further evaluation of this test's implementation.
"This must be serious and there should be no politicization," he said. However, he also appealed to the public not to consume the conspiracy theory easily. Many critics said that the government agencies such as legislative, executive, and the judiciary deliberately intended to attenuate the KPK itself. To Agus, conspiracy theory can always be an alternative to elaborate the complex or intricate situation and often involves unseen actors.
"It doesn't mean that we agree to this conspiracy," he said. "Conspiration theory is a way for the lazy people to think and understand how things work accurately and as they are."
Regulations that state the national concept test in KPK aims to change the status from the KPK regular employee to the state civil apparatus (ASN) occur in the Bills (UU) no. 19/2019 and the Government Regulations (PP) no. 41/2020 concerning the Transfer of KPK Employees to ASN Employees and KPK Regulation No. 1/2021 concerning Procedures for Transfer of KPK Employees to ASN Employees.
He also reckoned that the content of the test must be following the values that later will be implemented in their work to determine its professionalism. The commitment in the state constitution, such as the basis of the state and national principles embodied in a pledge or contract, can be renewable every year. So, it is not necessary to be in the form of a test of ability.
"I have no idea whether the national concept test is still relevant to be used to become KPK employees and what are the considerations," he said.
Indeed, there should be an evaluation of the test itself. However, Agus stated that an ideological screening test conducted in the New Order Era is no longer necessary to be implemented nowadays.
"We need to change the way of thinking. Instead of a test, we should make the contract an ideological commitment. So, that later if there are scofflaws, they can get sanctions from their boss," he added.