An expression of disappointment was delivered by the Center for Anti-Corruption Studies (PuKat), Faculty of Law, UGM, for the House of Representative's stance which they considered insensitive to the public opinion on the case of two leaders of the Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK), Chandra M. Hamzah and Bibit Riyanto. Several hearings with law enforcement institutions and NGOs showed the disappointment.
As mentioned by the researcher of the Center, Hasrul Halili, Thursday (12/11) in his office, the disappointment had emerged following the Houseâ€™s stance which was considered to betray the people. Instead of fighting for public aspirations, the House even distanced themselves from the people. â€The Parliamentâ€™s Conclusion seems too early, not in line with the findings and recommendations of Team 8. The House's stance on the settlement of this case is questionable, whether supporting the eradication of corruption or the opposite?â€ he asked.
The seriousness of the House of Representatives in encouraging settlement of the case of Chandra and Bibit is also questioned by Hasrul Halili. Instead of responding to the people's opinion, Commission III of the House asked Attorney General to continue the legal process of both leaders.
According to Hasrul, there was effort to confront procedural justice technically with the justice voiced by the public and the media. The voice of justice from the people is considered false. â€œAs if justice procedures by the police and judiciary are the most correct, to cover the practices of judicial mafia that have long existed,â€ he said.
In a press release which was read out by Danang Kurnadi, the House was urged to follow up the public aspirations instead of the contrary on the case of Chandra and Bibit. Furthermore, PuKat also urged Parliament to consider and support Team 8's recommendation for the termination of the case because of insufficient evidence. PuKat also encouraged everyone to support efforts for corruption eradication in Indonesia with KPK leading at the forefront.