Judges, police, auditors, prosecutors, journalists–everyone’s doing it!

In series of news articles this week, the whole gamut of legal institutions were implicated in corruption:

In Bandung, a former ad hoc judge of the Industrial Relations Court was sentenced 6 years for accepting bribes of Rp. 200 million ($22,000) in a labour dispute last year.  The sentence was less than the 13 year demanded by the prosecutor. (In a separate decision a businessman was sentenced 4 years for making the bribes.)

The Bandung Corruption Court found Imas Dianasari guilty of bribery when she served as an ad hoc judge on the Industrial Relations Court. The Court sentenced her to six years in prison on Monday (30/1). She was also fined Rp 20 million subsidiary of 3 months imprisonment.

The verdict was made in accordance with Article 12 (c) of Law No. 31 Year 1999 jo. Article 64 of the Criminal Code. As well as Article 5, paragraph 1 jo 15 Anti-Corruption Law jo Article 53 paragraph 1 and Article 55 paragraph 1 of the Criminal Code.

Imas Dianasari dinyatakan terbukti bersalah atas kasus suap yang menjeratnya ketika menjabat sebagai hakim ad hoc Pengadilan Hubungan Industrial pada PN Bandung. Majelis hakim Pengadilan Tipikor Bandung menjatuhkan hukuman 6 tahun penjara terhadap Imas dalam sidang dengan agenda pembacaan putusan, Senin (30/1). Dia juga didenda Rp 200 juta subsider 3 bulan kurungan. [Suara Merdeka here]

Vonis tersebut memenuhi dan sesuai dengan Pasal 12 huruf c Undang-Undang Nomor 31 Tahun 1999 jo Pasal 64 Kitab Undang-undang Hukum Pidana. Juga Pasal 5 ayat (1) jo 15 Undang-Undang Antikorupsi jo Pasal 53 ayat (1) dan Pasal 55 ayat (1) ke-1 KUHP. [Tempo.co here]

In Banten, a prosecutor was arrested when he was caught receiving a Rp. 200 million ($22,000) bribe from a project consultant.  Tempo reports that he was attempting to extort the project consultant for not following contract specifications relating to a construction project.  Interestingly the controversial Islamic Defenders Front was involved in the arrest.

A prosecutor in Batam was framed and then arrested when about to take a bribe, amounting to Rp 200 million. The prosecutor was allegedly extorting a retainer wall construction project consultant in Sekupang, Batam.

Based on information compiled by Tempo, the arrest reportedly originated from the local Islamic Defenders Front which report it to the police…

Seorang jaksa di Batam dijebak dan kemudian ditangkap saat hendak menerima uang suap sebesar Rp 200 juta. Jaksa tersebut diduga memeras seorang konsultan proyek pembangunan batu miring di Sekupang, Batam.

Berdasarkan informasi yang dihimpun Tempo, penangkapan ini kabarnya berawal dari laporan Front Pembela Islam setempat kepada polisi. Aksi penjebakan dilakukan dengan memancing jaksa tersebut datang ke lokasi penyerahan uang di kawasan Bundaran BP Batam pada 1 Februari lalu.  [Tempo.co here]

Kompas reported on a case from Manado, North Sulawesi involving accusations a former Regional Secretary and former Mayor paid bribes of Rp. 407 millon ($45,000) to two auditors from the State Audit Agency.

Former Regional Secretary, Johny Tomohon Mambu, revealed that the initiative and decision to bribe to two auditors of the North Sulawesi State Audit Agency, Munzir and Bahar, came from the then mayor of Tomohon, Jefferson Rumajar.

In a further bribery trial at the Corruption Court in Manado, Friday morning (03/02/2012), Mambu said he was ordered by Jefferson to provide Rp 1.5 billion ($170,000). Mambu is a suspect in the case involving defrauding the Tomohon budget in the years 2006-2008.

Mantan Sekretaris Kota Tomohon Johny Mambu mengungkapkan, inisiatif dan tindakan suap kepada dua auditor Badan Pemeriksa Keuangan Perwakilan Sulut, Bahar dan Munzir, adalah dari Wali Kota Tomohon (waktu itu) Jefferson Rumajar.

Dalam sidang lanjutan kasus suap di Pengadilan Tipikor Manado, Jumat (3/2/2012) pagi, Mambu menyebut dirinya diperintah Jefferson untuk menyediakan uang Rp 1,5 miliar. Mambu menjadi tersangka di Polda Sulut atas kasus penyelewengan dana APBD Kota Tomohon tahun 2006-2008.  [Kompas.com here]

Kompas reported on accusations that a businessman approached two journalists in order to keep a case out of the news.

Two journalists from a national mass media outlet with the initials Manyo and IS were lobbied by the businessmen Pasojo Acos to secure news alias the alleged involvement of the Minister of Manpower and Transmigration, Muhaimin Iskandar.

When contacted by Kompas.com this afternoon, Friday (03/02/2012), Manyo confirmed that he knew Acos as an old friend, a fellow activist in Makassar.

However, he said there are parts of the recording played at the Corruption Court on Wednesday night (01/02/2012) that need to be clarified. … He denied any deals were done to ensure the case was not reported.

Dua orang wartawan berinisial Manyo dan IS dari sebuah media massa nasional disebut-sebut telah dilobi oleh pengusaha Iskandar Pasojo alias Acos untuk mengamankan berita dugaan keterlibatan Menteri Tenaga Kerja dan Transmigrasi, Muhaimin Iskandar.

Menanggapi hal tersebut, Manyo yang dihubungi Kompas.com siang ini, Jumat (3/2/2012), membenarkan bahwa ia mengenal Acos sebagai teman lama, sesama aktivis di Makassar.

Namun, menurutnya, dalam rekaman yang diputarkan di Pengadilan Tindak Pidana Korupsi pada Rabu (1/2/2012) malam lalu ada bagian yang harusnya diklarifikasi. … Ia membantah ada deal-deal khusus untuk tidak memberitakan kasus itu.  [Kompas.com here]

h/t KP2KKN’s media blog, here.

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