The recruitment of KPK employees who do not pass the TWK to become Polri ASN is the right step. It is also believed that the recruitment of these employees will not hinder the eradication of corruption.
Emrus Sihombing as a Political Observer from Pelita Harapan University (UPH), is of the opinion that being a state civil apparatus (ASN) of the National Police will not hinder non-active KPK investigators from eradicating corruption.
He believes that they are professional and idealistic people, both at the KPK and at the Ditpikor (Directorate of Criminal Acts) of the Criminal Investigation Unit of the Police, they will eradicate corruption well. Emrus said that the National Police was not an independent institution like the KPK. However, if they uphold professionalism and work for the benefit of the nation, the performance of former KPK employees in cracking down on perpetrators of corruption will not be affected wherever they serve.
Therefore, he hopes that all KPK employees who do not pass the TWK who are hired to become Polri ASNs can take advantage of this opportunity to have a career as an eradication of corruption properly and seriously. According to him, the government through the National Police Chief has provided a good opportunity for KPK employees who do not pass the TWK to maximize law enforcement agencies in taking action on corruption cases.
Based on previous reports, the National Police Chief General Pol. Listyo Sigit Prabowo expressed his desire to attract 56 KPK employees who did not pass the TWK to become ASN Polri. Sigit has conveyed this wish to President Joko Widodo and has received approval.
The decision taken by the National Police Chief is the answer to ending the TWK polemic through mutually beneficial solutions. For the state, this solution can help crack down on corruption. On the other hand, for the 56 non-active KPK investigators, this solution allows them to continue their careers in the field of eradicating corruption.
On a different occasion, Arsul Sani as a member of the Indonesian House of Representatives Commission III gave his appreciation to General Pol Listyo Sigit Prabowo who revealed his intention to attract KPK employees who did not pass the TWK to become Polri ASN.
He said that the steps taken by the National Police Chief, which had been approved by the President to recruit 56 KPK employees to become National Police ASN, needed to be viewed with good prejudice.
According to Arsul, if we use the glasses of good prejudice, the viewpoints and analysis that come out can vary, especially if we depart from prejudice with a conspiracy theory paradigm. However, he reminded that the steps taken by the National Police Chief were not hampered by the ministries/agencies (k/l) related to the KPK ASN, it seems that the 56 KPK employees who did not pass the TWK test were not people whose national insight could be improved.
Arsul explained that in the direction of President Joko Widodo, it was stated that the KPK and K/L were asked to resolve the TWK issue properly but it turned out that it could not be resolved. Previously, the National Police Chief, General Pol Listyo Sigit Prabowo, expressed his desire to withdraw 56 KPK employees who did not pass the TWK as National Police ASN to strengthen the Directorate of Corruption Crimes (Ditpikor) of the Police Criminal Investigation Department.
Sigit stated that he had conveyed this intention to Jokowi as President and that this intention had received approval from President Jokowi. He also mentioned that the request received a positive response from the President who gave a reply letter through the Minister of State Secretary (Mensesneg) which he received on September 27, 2021.
According to Sigit, there are additional tasks related to prevention efforts and other efforts that the National Police must carry out in order to oversee the COVID-19 prevention program as well as the national economic recovery and other strategic policies. The steps taken by Sigit seem to have received appreciation from the Chairman of Commission III of the House of Representatives, Herman Herry. His party considers that the attitude of General Listyo Sigit Prabowo as the National Police Chief, should be followed by many parties.
He considered that the National Police Chief became a statesman because he handled the TWK polemic of KPK employees very wisely. According to him, the attitude of statesmanship was shown by the National Police Chief by maintaining a balance so that the atmosphere was not noisy. Herman assessed that the National Police Chief’s attitude was aimed at enabling all parties to focus on the safety of the people and economic recovery in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic still engulfing Indonesia.
The recruitment of former KPK employees who did not pass the TWK to the Polri institution is of course a brilliant idea, especially since the former KPK employees who did not qualify had experience in investigating cases that violated the law. In addition, they will also be fostered by the police related to national insight.
by Deka Prawira )*
)* The author is a contributor to the Pertiwi Institute