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AGO defends the system used in the institution

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Anti-corruption campaign. (Illustration)

Anti-corruption campaign. (Illustration)

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Attorney General Office defended the system used in the institution saying the prosecutors arrested by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on graft charge should not be blamed on the system used by the institution. 

Spokesman of the Attorney General Office M Rum was reacting to alleged failure of the attorney general to clean itself of corrupt officials after the arrested on Wednesday of Chief of the Pamekasan District Prosecution Office Rudi Indra Prasetya by KPK.

Rudy was arrested after being caught red handed accepting bribe related to legal case he handled in the Pamekasan district of East Java. 

"We think the system is right. Our system of control has functioned properly with Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)," Rum said, adding the arrest by KPK like the one in Pamekasan is the risk to be faced by the individual. 

He said the system is credible and prosecutors are required to follow the proper procedure with professional ethical code in handling legal cases. 

He said the attorney general office appreciate the legal action taken by KPK, adding the prosecution office also is seeking to clean itself from corrupt prosecutors. 

Also read: 'AGO fails in cleaning itself from corrupt officials'

Earlier on Thursday Legal Aid Institute (LBH) Keadilan said the arrest of more prosecutors on graft charge showed that the Attorney General Office has failed in controlling its prosecutors.

Apparently, internal control in the prosecution office is not effective as indicated by the fact that the agency is still not free from cases of corruption, chairman of the LBH Keadilan Abdul Hamim Jauzie said.

Since 2008, the anti-graft agency has nabbed six prosecutors on charge of graft, Abdul Hamin said.

The latest case was on Wednesday, when Pamekasan chief prosecutor Rudi Indra Prasetya was caught red handed accepting bribe money related to a legal case.

Rudi was arrested after he caught red handed accepting bribe together with and Pamekasan Regent Achmad Syafii, and head of the district inspectorate Sutjipto Utomo, and two civil servants - Dassok village chief Agus Mulyadi and an official of the district inspectorate Noer Solehhoddin.

The five have been named suspects in the graft case, and had been brought to Jakarta for investigations.

The biggest cases involved Urip Tri Gunawan, a senior prosecutor at the Attorney General office arrested in 2008 on charge of receiving a bribe of US$660,000 from businesswoman Artalyta Suryani.

Urip also received Rp1 billion in bribe from former chief of the Indonesian Banking Restructuring Agency Glenn Yusuf. Later Urip was sentenced to 20-years imprisonment. He was released from jail on 12 May 2017 on parole by the Law and Human Right Ministry.

The other four of prosecutors arrested and later imprisoned included Fahri Nurmalo from the Central Java high prosecution official, Devianti Rohaini from the West Java high prosecution office arrested in April, 2016, Farizal from the West Sumatra high prosecution office arrested in September, 2016; Parlin Purba from the Bengkulu high prosecution office arrested in June, 2017.

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