UGM has urged President Joko Widodo and related institutions to resolve the conflict between the Anti-Corruption Commission and the National Police. The President is also urged to secure the energy from getting too much spent on the personal interests of those political elite that can disrupt law enforcement and anti-corruption measures, which eventually can disrupt the implementation of government’s plans. Recently, the Commission has named a candidate for Chief of Police, Budi Gunawan, a suspect in corruption. In later developments, the Police has arrested one Deputy Chairperson of the Commission, Bambang Widjojanto, and made him a suspect.
These were expressed on Wednesday (28/1) by UGM academic community and read out by Rector, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D.,at UGM Hall in response to the conflict between the Commission and the Police. The event is attended by Chair of UGM Council of Professors, Prof. Dr. Ir. Sunjoto, Dip. HE, DEA, Chair of Academic Senate, Prof. Dr. Ir. Indarto, DEA, and other leaders and lecturers.
“UGM supports the unity of the Republic of Indonesia (that will prevent) from internal breakup or external intervention,” said Dwikorita.
UGM academic community also hopes the Commission and Police would immediately improve themselves and establish better relationships as well as accountability so the real function of these institutions will return to normal. The independent team appointed by the President is also expected to be able to resolve the case in good manner.
“We are saving the law enforcement agencies so they can be clean and dignified law enforcers,” the Rector added.
Prof. Ir. Sunjoto said this stance is a form of concern taken by the academicians due to the ongoing conflict between the Anti-Corruption Commission and the National Police. “This is a form of concern, not a way to make things dirtier. UGM does not want to go into technical matters, either,” said Sunjoto.