Anti-Corruption Activists Urge Attorney General To Investigate 'Mafia Cases' In South Sulawesi Attorney General's Office

Anti-Corruption Activists Urge Attorney General to Investigate 'Mafia Cases' in South Sulawesi Attorney General's Office

A record of the performance of the South Sulawesi Attorney General's Office in handling cases of corruption in the 2019 version of the Sulawesi Anti Corruption Committee (Liputan6.com/ Eka Hakim)

Makassar - Recently a video of the House of Representatives Commission III Hearing Meeting (RDP) was circulated with the Attorney General . In the two-minute RDP video, a member of the DPR's Commission III, Supriansa, complained about the performance of the Head of the South Sulawesi High Prosecutor's Office (Attorney General's Office ) to the Attorney General, specifically related to handling a number of corruption cases that occurred in areas close to the electoral districts in South Sulawesi .

In the presence of the Attorney General, the former Deputy Regent of Soppeng firmly requested that the performance of the South Sulawesi Attorney General's Office be evaluated because in handling a number of corruption cases there was much discussion.

In fact, he continued, several cases related to the Regional Water Company (PDAM) every day become news and are really noisy.

Not only that, Supriansa also revealed the role of someone who was considered to be able to protect all those who were suspected of being questioned in South Sulawesi Attorney General's Office. And when the person in question is speaking before Kajati, it is also immediately heard.

"I ask if the model is like that of Kajatinya, just withdraw the Kajatinya. Cannot be left like that model. Damaging the name of law enforcement," said Supriansa in an RDP video recording with the Attorney General.

In response, the anti-corruption activist organization in South Sulawesi was busy urging the Attorney General to immediately follow up and explore what had been disclosed by Supriansa, a member of the House of Representatives Commission III in charge of Law, Human Rights (HAM) and Security in the RDP.

"Mainly related to the role of someone who is considered to be able to protect all those suspected of being examined in South Sulawesi Attorney 's Office . And when the person in question speaks before Kajati, also directly heard. I think this should be taken seriously so that the person in question is indeed a mafia case so far, "explained Director of the Sulawesi Anti Corruption Committee, Kadir Wokanubun was asked for his response via telephone, Saturday (07/04/2020).

He hoped the Attorney General would immediately investigate the whereabouts of someone suspected of acting as a mafia case referred to by members of the House of Representatives Commission III Supriansa in the House of Representatives Commission III RDP video with the Attorney General in circulation recently.

"The Attorney General must follow up. Surely what Supriansa expressed as people's representatives was not arbitrary. But direct complaints from the community he received were then conveyed in the RDP," Kadir said.

Separately, the Head of the Attorney General's Legal Information Center, Hary Setiyono, when asked for his response in relation to this, said that the Prosecutor General in the RDP together with the House of Representatives Commission III had answered that.

"I think yesterday was answered by the Attorney General ," Hary said.

Long before, anti-corruption activist institutions in South Sulawesi, including the Sulawesi Anti Corruption Committee (ACC Sulawesi), also supported the efforts of Commission III which recommended the Prosecutor's Office to immediately investigate the alleged regulation of medical device procurement activities in a number of regions in South Sulawesi by a businessman named Imelda Obey by making use of kinship with individuals in the Prosecutor's Office intimidated the Regional Head.

"The prosecutor's office should not cover himself from public information related to the alleged medical devices regulation as conveyed by members of the Indonesian Parliament in a number of media reports," said Kadir Wokanubun, Director of the Sulawesi Anti Corruption Committee (ACC Sulawesi) in Makassar.

ACC Sulawesi, he said, also hoped at that time that the Attorney General's Office could investigate the alleged regulation of medical devices in South Sulawesi allegedly carried out by unscrupulous entrepreneurs named Imelda Obey, as conveyed by a member of the House of Representatives Commission III, Sarifuddin Sudding.

"We urge the Prosecutor's Office to give sanctions to unscrupulous prosecutors who are suspected of having a bad consensus with those concerned in the regulation of medical equipment projects in South Sulawesi," said Kadir.

Not only that, ACC Sulawesi, continued Kadir, also asked the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to immediately coordinate and supervise the Prosecutor's Office in this case the South Sulawesi High Prosecutor's Office (Kejati Sulsel) so that the investigation of the alleged medical device regulation case allegedly carried out by unscrupulous entrepreneurs, Imelda Obey do it soon.

"We really hope that the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) will immediately coordinate with South Sulawesi Attorney General so that this case will be investigated immediately and not too long in a polemic. This must be investigated immediately," said Kadir.

Commission III of the House of Representatives (DPR) reportedly at that time had recommended the Prosecutor's Office to immediately investigate the existence of unscrupulous entrepreneurs in South Sulawesi who often played to regulate the implementation of medical equipment procurement (Alkes) projects.

At the time, House Commission III member Sarifuddin Sudding said that a businessman who often intimidated a number of regional heads in South Sulawesi in the implementation of a medical equipment procurement project was known as Imelda Obey.

In smoothing out the action, Imelda, continued Sarifuddin, was suspected of having an evil consensus with a person at the Attorney General's Office.

"We at Commission III have ordered the Attorney General's Office especially the South Sulawesi Attorney Office to immediately proceed with the legal process of the businessman named Imelda," said Sarifuddin while in Makassar.

He said, the beginning of the unfolding of Imelda's actions began with a discussion of the performance of the Government Security and Development Guard Team (TP4) or the Government Security and Regional Development Guard Team (TP4D).

In its implementation, the TP4 and TP4D programs are reportedly often used by a handful of prosecutors to ask for project rations.

Not only that, from a report received by Commission III, especially from the South Sulawesi region, it was reported that there was a businessman named Imelda who also often used a close relationship with the Prosecutors Office to intimidate the Regional Head in terms of carrying out medical supplies.

"Imelda is holding an evil agreement with the prosecutor's office intimidating the Regional Head in terms of the procurement of medical devices. Well he arbitrarily regulates the implementation of medical devices utilizing a close relationship with that person," explained Sarifuddin.

With this in mind, it became one of the bases for Commission III's decision to issue a recommendation to dissolve TP4 and TP4D formed by HM Prasetyo while serving as Chief of the Attorney General's Office yesterday.

"So we at Commission III clearly recommend that TP4 and TP4D be dissolved," said Sarifuddin.

Responding to the accusation of the House Commission III related to him which was reportedly often played a role in regulating the implementation of medical devices procurement projects in a number of regions in South Sulawesi by utilizing a kinship relationship with an Attorney official, Imelda Obey as the person in question chose not to respond. The confirmation message posted by Liputan6.com appears to be read only without the slightest response.

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