KPK Seizes Document Handling Matters and Electronic Data for the Supreme Court Cases
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) did not waste time collecting evidence to strengthen the construction of the alleged bribery case of Supreme Court Justice Sudrajad Dimyati. The day after the arrest operation (OTT) was carried out, searches were carried out at the homes of a number of suspects and at the Supreme Court (MA).
The Head of the KPK News Agency, Ali Fikri, revealed that a series of follow-up investigations was carried out after his party named ten suspects for alleged bribery in the management of cases in the Supreme Court. Of the ten suspects, eight have been detained. Among them were six suspects as recipients of bribes: Dimyati, Desy Yustria and Muhajir Habibie (PNS at the MA Registrar’s Office), Elly Tri Pangestu (substitute clerks for MA), and Nurmanto Akmal and Absari (PNS MA).
Then the two suspects who gave bribes, namely lawyers Yosep Parera and Eko Suparno. Meanwhile, two other people from the private sector, namely Ivan Dwi Kusuma and Heryanto Tanaka, are still at large and have been asked to surrender. Both are debtors of the Intidana Savings and Loans Cooperative (KSP).
Ali explained, from the results of the search, the investigator team obtained a number of evidence in the form of case handling documents and electronic data. All additional evidence has been confiscated for analysis by the investigator team. “Analysis will be carried out immediately to complete the investigation files of the suspects,” he said yesterday (24/9).
In addition to the alleged bribery related to the handling of the KSP Intidana civil case, the KPK is currently investigating indications of bribery related to the management of other cases. The investigation was carried out in line with the results of the initial examination of the witnesses.
Deputy Chairman of the KPK Alexander Marwata agrees with this. According to him, the MA employees who were designated as suspects also took care of other cases at the MA. From there, the KPK investigated other allegations of bribery related to case management. Of course, by studying the pattern of bribery that is currently being investigated. “It all must be based on the adequacy of evidence,” he said.
Separately, Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) researcher Kurnia Ramadhana stated that the disclosure of the alleged bribery case of the Supreme Court justices increasingly shows that the condition of the judicial power institution is really worrying. Moreover, until there were six people from the Supreme Court who became suspects. “The judiciary is getting tarnished by this case,” he told Jawa Pos yesterday.
Based on KPK data, there are 21 judges who have been proven to have carried out corrupt practices so far. That does not include Dimyati, whose case is currently being rolled out at the KPK. “This certainly shows that there is something wrong with the system of monitoring and preventing corruption in our judiciary,” he explained.
The weakness of the supervisory process in the judiciary is a crucial point highlighted by ICW. Kurnia called the Supreme Court Supervisory Body and the Judicial Commission (KY) as entities that should be appointed due to the weak supervision. “Because of that condition (weak supervision in the judiciary, ed) it is possible that there are still many corrupt officials and court officials,” he said.
The loosening of supervision, continued Kurnia, is in line with the Supreme Court’s performance which has become increasingly inconsequential in the last few years. The performance of the Supreme Court in question relates to the imposition of light penalties on perpetrators of repeated corruption. “In 2021 the average court verdict will only reach 3 years and 5 months,” said the bespectacled man.
Not only that, the Supreme Court sells many discounts on cuts in the sentences of corruption perpetrators through the review process (PK). ICW noted that in 2021 there were 15 corruption convicts whose sentences were reduced by the Supreme Court through this extraordinary legal effort. “It makes the perpetrators of corruption do not get a deterrent effect,” he said.
What’s even worse, continued Kurnia, is that the Supreme Court also contributed to the parole (PB) of 23 corruption convicts who had been busy some time ago. This follows the cancellation of a regulation that strictly regulates the granting of remissions to corruption convicts by the Supreme Court through a judicial review of Government Regulation