Only 26 corruptors have their political rights revoked

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Corruption Eradication Commission spokesman Febri Diansyah said the KPK had just revoked political rights against 26 convicted corruption cases. This number consists of corruptors in 2013 to 2017.

"The 2018 case is still in the trial process," Febri told reporters, Jakarta, Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Febri revealed that the 26 people previously served as general chairmen and administrators of political parties, members of the DPR and DPRD, regional heads, as well as other positions that have a big risk if they become political leaders.

The low number of convicts whose political rights are revoked has drawn criticism from a number of parties, one of them is Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW). The KPK is considered not consistent in demanding the revocation of political rights.

Responding to this, Febri argued that the revocation of new political rights was initiated by the KPK leadership in volume III or in the period 2011-2015.

"Because after the discussion and analysis at the KPK at this time, there is a big risk for the public if a convict in a particular case serves as a political leader," he said.

KPK argued that the revocation of new political rights was initiated by KPK leaders vol. III: New 26 Corruptors Revoked Their Political Rights
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Therefore, said Febri, the Anti-Corruption Commission hopes that the sentence for the revocation of political rights will become a joint concern of law enforcement agencies, both in filing a lawsuit in court or in court decisions. The KPK wants this punishment to be a standard and discussed by the Supreme Court so that it becomes a guideline for all Tipikor courts.

"Of course this will contribute to a cleaner and more integrity-oriented politics," he concluded.
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