Political Parties Not Willing to Be Transparent: KPK

    Nur Azizah, Christopher Harindra - 27 November 2019 15:06 WIB
    Political Parties Not Willing to Be Transparent: KPK
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    Jakarta: The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) issued recommendations relating to the management of political parties. 

    Political parties are asked to be transparent about their financial resources and spending.

    "Frankly, almost all political parties are not willing to be financially transparent," KPK Commissioner Laode Muhammad Syarif said at the Parliamentary Complex, Senayan, Jakarta on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

    The KPK also recommended political parties to improve their regeneration process. The agency got many complaints relating to the high costs of entering political parties. 

    "Many politicians feel they cannot get to the top because they do not have the resources. Therefore,  the process of regeneration in political parties should be based on a merit system," he said.

    Lastly, the KPK recommended the enforcement of ethics in political parties. If the problems of transparency, regeneration, and ethics are resolved, the government can help fund the activities of political parties.

    "But frankly there is not yet one political party that has fulfilled all three conditions," he said.

    The KPK requested that these three issues become conditions for obtaining political party funds from the government. The KPK and LIPI suggested that political party funds be raised from Rp103 per vote to Rp10,000. However, the increase would be carried out gradually over 10 years.


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