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Luke Enembe Examination Pure Law Enforcement


By: Moses Walker )*

The whole process of the alleged corruption case involving the Governor of Papua, Lukas Enembe, is a purely law enforcement measure. Not only that, even these steps are evidence of the implementation of the law and also as a form of responding to reports from the Papuan people themselves.

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the name of the Governor of Papua, Lukas Enembe, who was involved in an alleged corruption case. Not only that, he also has the official status as a suspect. Regarding this, the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (Menko Polhukam), Mahfud MD, emphasized that the alleged corruption case carried out by Lukas Enembe was indeed a purely legal case.

In fact, strictly speaking, Mahfud MD also admitted that enforcing the case that dragged the name of the Governor of Papua was an order from law enforcement and also the aspirations of the people of Earth of Cendrawasih themselves, and indeed it was not a case that had anything to do with politics.

According to the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, not a few Papuans really want the law to be enforced even indiscriminately, including to process Lukas Enembe, because all the evidence regarding the case is sufficient.

Initial evidence of how the case of Lukas Enembe was exposed to allegations of corruption was revealed by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), where he was indeed involved in gratuities in the amount of up to Rp 1 billion. With all the evidence that was successfully pocketed by the KPK, then according to Mahfud MD, it was indeed enough to be able to open several other allegations of corruption committed by Lukas Enembe.

In relation to several other allegations of corruption that also dragged the name of the Governor of Papua, it turns out that there are still allegations of corruption in the amount of Rp. 566 billion, then there is another flow of funds of Rp. 71 billion which is currently blocked by the government. In fact, the Central Government itself has provided a lot of budget funds for Papua’s Special Autonomy (Otsus) of up to Rp. 1.00.7 trillion since 2001, then the Special Autonomy funds in the Lukas Enembe era alone were worth more than Rp. 500 trillion.

However, Mahfud MD admitted that he was very sad because with the very large funds that had been disbursed by the Central Government, in fact the Papuan people were still in a cycle of poverty and there was no improvement at all. He believed that this was the result of local officials themselves who actually did a lot of extravagance and misappropriated funds.

So far, when there is an infrastructure development taking place in Papua, such as the construction of a toll road, it turns out that it does not involve the local government at all, but is purely a project from the central government in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR). So it is clear, with the large amount of Special Autonomy funds that should have been received and able to be used for the welfare of the Papuan people but had no impact at all, it caused a sense of disappointment and irony.

Allegations of corruption are getting louder because of how it is possible to have that much Special Autonomy funds, but still the people are still poor and in fact many infrastructure developments in Papua are actually carried out directly by the central government without the assistance of the local government. Therefore, when there is a corruption case with clear evidence such as in Lukas Enembe, then it is purely a form of law enforcement efforts carried out by the state.

Similarly, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) itself also emphasized the same thing, that indeed the ongoing investigation to explore the alleged corruption case of Lukas Enembe is purely a form of law enforcement and is also based on the public’s own reports.

Head of the KPK News Section, Ali Fikri, explained that the KPK already has at least two pieces of evidence that are sufficient to carry out an investigation. The evidence is obtained from the statements of witnesses, experts, defendants, letters, or other instructions in accordance with the provisions of the criminal procedure law.

Ali revealed, KPK investigators had submitted a summons to Lukas Enembe on September 7, 2022 for questioning on September 12, 2022 at the Mako Brimob Papua. However, Luke did not fulfill the calling. The KPK hopes that in the future Lukas will cooperate in responding to the KPK’s summons.

The reason is, with the cooperative attitude of Lukas Enembe himself, automatically the entire process of handling cases can run well, effectively, efficiently, and immediately provide legal certainty for the parties concerned. The parties are of course also given rights according to the constitution to obtain legal defense in the examination and judicial process.

Therefore, with all the evidence that has been collected by the KPK, it is true that all

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