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Revealing the veil of KPK employees who failed the TWK Test

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Revealing the veil of KPK employees who did not pass TWK
By: Ridho Satria)*
The KPK leadership has inaugurated employees who have passed the National Insight Test (TWK) as State Civil Apparatus (ASN) on June 1, 2021. The community also supports the inauguration because TWK is a mandatory assessment as a condition for becoming a state employee.
The implementation of the National Insight Test for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) employees to become part of the ASN, seems to have resulted in polemics and question marks, especially when there is an assumption that KPK employees are labeled anti-Pancasila.
Deputy Chairperson of the KPK, Nurul Ghufron, explained why the KPK never announced the names of its employees who passed or did not pass the civil service selection. Ghufron said the KPK maintains confidentiality so that there is no labeling from the public.
He said that so far the KPK had personally informed the results of the selection of its employees so that there was nothing to worry about the employees who passed or did not pass.
As is known, the State Civil Service Agency (BKN) and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) have coordinated with relevant ministries and agencies regarding the fate of Novel Baswedan and 74 KPK employees who did not pass the TWK. As a result, 51 of the 75 KPK employees who do not pass the TWK can no longer join the KPK.
Of course we need to know what are the indicators for the dismissal of 51 KPK employees.
The State Civil Service Agency (BKN) stated that there were 3 assessment clusters that referred to dismissal. The first is the aspect of the person concerned, the second is the aspect of influence, and the third is the aspect of Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia and a legitimate government.
Bima said that of the three clusters, there were 22 assessment indicators consisting of the personal aspect containing six indicators, the influence aspect containing seven indicators and the Pancasila aspect, the 1945 Constitution, the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia and the legitimate government containing nine indicators.
He said that many employees failed in the indicators of Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia and a legitimate government. In these indicators, employees should not fail at all.
Bima said that personal indicators and negative influences can still be improved through education. However, the indicators regarding Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia and the legitimate government, are claimed to be irreparable if they fail.
Meanwhile, Social Media Activist Eko Kunthadi said that 51 KPK employees who did not pass the national insight test should be dismissed immediately.
Eko also said that if the KPK still retains 51 of its employees who did not pass the ASN TWK, of course this would be tantamount to violating the KPK law. According to him, those who did not pass the national insight test proved unworthy to be defended.
He also explained that the new KPK law does mandate that KPK employees must be part of the ASN.
Eko also considered that the anti-corruption agency should indeed be part of the ASN so that jealousy does not arise in other agencies. Because in its operations, the KPK also uses the state budget and is paid by the state.
He also added that every ASN is not allowed to have an ideology other than Pancasila, let alone the ideology of the caliphate.
On a different occasion, former Deputy Speaker of the Indonesian House of Representatives Fahri Hamzah supported the KPK’s decision to fire 51 employees who did not pass the national insight test (TWK). He considered that the termination of the employment relationship would not interfere with the performance of the KPK.
Fahri believes that the KPK still has thousands of employees and a strong budget. Currently, the public cannot accept the fact that serious corrections to law enforcement at the KPK are urgently needed. The loss of a handful of employees in the transition to become state civil servants (ASN) does not mean that KPK law enforcement is not working.
He also asked President Joko Widodo to give confidence to KPK Chairman Firli Bahuri, as the KPK leadership figure who is considered to be improving anti-corruption institutions from within.
Meanwhile, communicator Emrus Sihombing said that the regulations for KPK employees to become ASN were in accordance with the law. If someone disagrees, it means they are against the law. Especially the employees who are supposed to carry out the orders of the law.
Emrus also did not agree if the view of the employee’s national insight test was to weaken the KPK. Because KPK employees are law enforcers.
Now, it has been revealed that the Corruption Eradication Commission’s staff did not pass the National Insight Test. In addition, the 51 employees who have been declared unsuccessful have no other choice to accept the fact that they must be ready to be dismissed.

)* The author is a citizen living in Medan

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