Indonesia’s KPK, AGO & Police ink cooperation agreement on eradicating corruption

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the Attorney Generals Office (AGO), and the National Police have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation for eradicating corruption.

“This MoU is the renewal of our old agreement signed in 2016, which will expire soon, so it must be renewed today. The new MoU will be valid until March 2019,” KPK Chief Agus Rahardjo stated at the National Police Headquarters here on Wednesday.

As part of the MoU, if any of the agencies conducts a search of the office of the other party and seizes anything, it must inform the leadership of the other side.

The MoU also stipulates that the three sides will cooperate to conduct educational and training courses related to corruption eradication.

One of the matters that sets the new MoU apart from the old one is the issuance of an electronic notification to start investigation, or e-SPDP, Rahardjo remarked.

“Looking ahead, the SPDP will be issued online, so the KPK, National Police, and AGO will have the same information and data related to the handling of corruption cases,” he noted.

As part of the old MoU, the exchange of information related to the investigation of cases among the three institutions was carried out manually.

He said three officials have been appointed to function as liaison officials to implement the MoU. The three appointees are the director for the development of networks among commissions and agencies at the KPK, the chief of the legal and foreign relations bureau at the AGO, and the chief of the legal aid bureau at the National Police.

Source: Antara News