KPK Says It Supervised Nine Graft-Prone Provinces in 2016


JANUARY 09, 2017

Jakarta. The national antigraft agency said it had specifically supervised nine corruption-prone provinces in 2016.

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Alexander Marwata said the agency conducted special supervision of North Sumatra, Riau and Banten, which had recurring incidents of corruption.

Three other provinces – Aceh, Papua and West Papua – were placed under special supervision as they enjoy a large degree of autonomy from the central government.

Meanwhile, Bengkulu, Central Java and East Nusa Tenggara requested the KPK to supervise and monitor for any irregularities in their administrations, Alexander said.

He said the agency has managed to encourage nine provinces to improve budget governance, implement one-stop public services and adopt electronic-based procurement schemes to improve public transparency.

"They can learn about electronic-based programs from West Java for budget planning, one-stop public services and vehicle taxes," Alexander told a press conference in Jakarta on Monday (09/01).

Other successful programs that should be adopted are the implementation of online-based workers' performance and allowance systems and e-budgeting from the Surabaya administration. A permit application system introduced by the Sidoarjo district administration in East Java was another to be adopted.

Alexander also called on regional administrations to improve their internal monitoring systems, which involve internal and inspectorate officials.

"We hope there will be a government regulation or law amendments to strengthen the powers of government monitoring officials," Alexander said.