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Jakarta requires city officials to declare wealth

Publication Date : 03-07-2014

 

Jakarta is requiring all city officials to report their wealth to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in a bid to minimise, if not totally eliminate, corruption within the city administration.

The city administration is scheduled to distribute wealth declaration forms to more than 750 officials to be filled out and submitted to the KPK.

Jakarta Employment Agency (BKD) head I Made Karmayoga said that unlike in the past, the KPK now required not only second echelon officials but all officials of the four echelons to report their wealth so that the KPK could detect corrupt officials in the city administration.

“Now the KPK is requesting reports from all officials, from district heads to the regional secretary. This is a good step to prevent corruption,” he told reporters on Wednesday.

Made said that currently only 300 officials had so far submitted wealth reports. “We will brief them on how to fill out the form if they don’t know how to do it,” he said.

Meanwhile, Acting Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama warned that those failing to report their wealth to the KPK would be stripped of their positions.

 

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