Government performance in wiping out corruption cases is not yet up to the maximum. In the last five years, there were still many policies weakening corruption eradication efforts. In other words, the anti-corruption achievements made under SBY-JK administration are still far from public expectations. â€œThere are many government policies weakening anti-corruption. We can look at the President’s statement about the authorityof the Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK) which is considered too big, the efforts by the Financial Monitoring Agency to conduct an audit of the KPK, and the rivalry between the KPK and the National Police,â€ explained Zainal Arifin Mochtar, the Head of Anti-Corruption Center of Study (PUKAT), Faculty of Law, UGM, Monday (7/9)
Some records of the government anti-corruption policies in five years are: firstly, Presidential Policy that affects anti-corruption move, such as Decree No. 5/2004 about Acceleration of Anti-Corruption Move, Decree No. 11/2005 about establishment of an Anti-Corruption Team, and Government Regulation No. 37/006 about An Increased Allowance for Members of Parliament. Secondly, the Government role in the Draft Law on Anti-Corruption Tribunal is still being questioned as it was the Government’s decision to extend the age of the official who is entitled to hold the post of the Supreme Judge. Lastly, customary solution of alleged corruption cases. At least there are two cases: Amien Rais vs President SBY and Yusril Ihza Mahendra vs Taufiequrrahman Ruki. Here the President had intervened the cases which should have been able to be resolved through normal procedures. Eddy O. S. Hiariej, a teaching staff of Faculty of Law of UGM and member of PUKAT, also added that the whole things seemed as an antithesis to the government’s commitment in anti corruption move. â€œThe statements made so far are still too far away from the realities,â€ he said.