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Jakarta. The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) says it will conduct a briefing for the nation's newly appointed ministers on how to prevent becoming entangled in graft cases.
"The general subject will be corruption prevention," KPK deputy chairman Adnan Pandu Praja said on Sunday evening, after the announcement of President Joko Widodo's cabinet.
The exact date for the briefing has not been set.
Another KPK deputy chairman, Buysro Muqoddas, on Monday said it would be held at some point after the first official cabinet meeting, which was held later on Monday.
"We'll wait for the government," Busyro told reporters at the KPK headquarters.
'They have to report everything'
Busyro explained that the anti-graft agency would outline how the ministers can work transparently and within the boundaries of the constitution.
"If they really want the government to be transparent, accountable, and siding with the people, the perspective [which is to be presented by the KPK] should be followed," Busyro said.
KPK will also inform the ministers regarding their obligation to submit a wealth report, he said.
"Now [that they're government officials] they have to report everything," Busyro said.
Government officials have to submit a wealth report when they take up a position, when they get transferred or promoted, and when they leave the job.
No red flags, but no guarantees
The KPK has been involved in the cabinet selection to make sure that the new lineup is clear from graft suspects and individuals that might be related to corruption cases.
Still, a number of the appointed ministers, including State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarmo, have come in for criticism.
Rini was questioned by the KPK last year in an investigation related to so-called release and discharge documents obtained by debtor conglomerates in the notorious Bank Indonesia Liquidity Assistance (BLBI) case. Rini, who was the deputy chairman of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA), was questioned in connection with her position as a member of the Committee for the Stabilization of the Financial Sector (KSSK).
The KPK suspected that Rini knew about the process of obtaining the discharge release papers issued by IBRA, based on a 2002 Presidential Instruction and signed by the then-president, Megawati, on her key economy minister's recommendation.