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78 KPK employees made public apology for prison bribery scandal

Tempo - February 27, 2024

Aisyah Amira Wakang, Jakarta – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has implemented the supervisory board's ethical decision to penalize 78 employees who accepted bribes from inmates of the KPK detention center. They were given the ethical sanctions of making a direct and public apology on Monday, February 26 at the KPK Juang Building.

The 78 KPK employees were proven to have violated ethics by accepting illegal levies from detainees. The Supervisory Board previously investigated 90 employees, while 12 others were referred to the KPK Secretary General for ethical violations committed before the formation of the Board.

The employees read the public apology themselves. They admitted to committing an ethical violation and promised not to repeat it. The KPK will later upload a recording of the apology to its internal communication media.

"I apologize to the Corruption Eradication Commission and its members for violating the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct by abusing my position and authority, including my influence as a member of the Commission, both in the performance of my duties and for personal or group interests," one of the employees read the apology, followed by the rest of the guilty employees.

KPK Secretary General Cahya H. Harefa deplored the shameful act. "As a member of the KPK, I am deeply concerned and saddened to see fellow members of the anti-graft body violate ethics by committing an act that deviates from the KPK's values of integrity, synergy, justice, professionalism, and leadership," Cahya said in his speech at the KPK Juang Building on Monday.

He requested that this incident serve as a warning to other KPK officers. He reminded them to carry out their duties and positions guided by the basic values of the KPK. He hopes that officers will be able to avoid all forms of irregularities, maintain the KPK organization, and always be introspective.

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1838497/78-kpk-employees-made-public-apology-for-prison-bribery-scanda