Antigraft investigators arrested a registrar and two lawyers at the South Jakarta District Court on Monday (21/08) for alleged bribery. (Investor Daily Photo/Emral)

TNI Will Not Protect Corrupt Officers


DECEMBER 17, 2016

Jakarta. The Indonesian Military, or TNI, will not protect corrupt officers and is ready to assist in bringing them to justice.

"Any member of the military who violates the law will be prosecuted," TNI spokesman Maj. Gen. Wuryanto said in Jakarta on Friday (16/12).

He added that graft is the country's biggest enemy and the corruption eradication process should not be obstructed.

"Corruption is the common enemy of all Indonesians," Wuryanto said.

On Wednesday (14/12), the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) nabbed Eko Susilo Hadi, deputy head for legal affairs and cooperation at the Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla), and three other persons who are believed to have bribed him.

Eko was handling three procurement projects at Bakamla, worth Rp 400 billion ($29.5 million).

KPK is investigating a possible involvement of military officers in the case.

"To follow up [on the case], the military police now need to obtain all information from the KPK," Wuryanto said.