Andil Besar Gus Dur Bangun KPK In Today's Memory, June 5, 2001

JAKARTA Memories of today, 22 years ago, June 5, 2001, President Abdurrahman Wahib (Gus Dur) signed a letter to the DPR for the establishment of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law. Gus Dur made these efforts so that many corrupt officials could be punished accordingly for harming the state.

Previously, corruption was not new in Indonesia. A group of officials has perpetuated it since the Old Order era. It also entered the era of the New Order (Orba) corruption began to go crazy. Some of them are done openly.

The narrative of corruption has accompanied the growth and development of Indonesia as a new country. The turmoil of the revolution in fact was unable to make Old Order officials only think about the fate of the people.

Many of them perpetuate corruption. They aim to enrich themselves even though corruption is perpetuated under the table. Moreover, when Indonesia was hit by an economic recession. Many state officials are actually insensitive to people's lives, they only care about a luxurious and corrupt lifestyle.

This condition continued until the power of the Old Order changed to New Order. Corruption is actually more massive. Many of the state officials began to explain corruption. Alias corruption on the table. Corruption is increasingly lasting because it is carried out systematically. Starting from superiors to subordinates.

The New Order government was not able to fight corruption. The owner of power is like encouraging. Because, involved. This fact makes resistance to corruption far from effective. Even if there are officials who dare to investigate, the official will immediately be exiled, aka ambassadored.

Various corruption cases are camouflaged with the Ges method: exchange of goods, exchange of authority, double administration, bureaucratic rhetoric, without being caught. And it turns out that the order after reform is no less than the New Order than the Old Order. The theft of forest wood in a district in Central Java increased 300 percent after the New Order. New Order is a period of monopoly of theft.

'Reformation is a decentralization of corruption. In the New Order era the devil was clear, after the devil was dressed as an angel. Big companies in the New Order era had to give tribute, the account number was clear to be sent every month," explained Emha Ainun Nadjib (Cak Nun) in the book Boxing Climbing Pak Kiai (2008).

The rampant corruption condition made the nation's leaders concerned. Let's Muhammad, one of them. The former Minister of Finance of the 1993-1998 era, who was known clean, then asked the government to form a special institution that was able to make officials behave straight.

Ulam's beloved pinnacle arrives. The desire of all national figures was greeted with sincerity during the era of President Gus Dur's administration. He supports the establishment of the KPK once. Mainly, because the KPK in other countries has succeeded in preventing corruption. Indonesia is also attracted to do the same.

Gus Dur then tried to write and sign a letter to the DPR at the last moments of his government. The letter numbered R-13/PU/VI/2001 contains an introductory narrative of the formation of the KPK Law dated June 5, 2001. Gus Dur's assessment was successful. The desire to form the KPK was followed by his successor, Megawati Soekarnoputri.

"There may even be someone who doesn't know, who signed a letter to the DPR-RI for the formation of the KPK Law at that time. The President's letter dated June 5, 2001, was signed by: Abdurrahman Wahid. That's all. I'll tell you this because I've been listening to Twitter lately and I've been touched to read the story of the late Gus Dur. In fact, he laid an important basis in this country: KPK spokesman for the 2016-2020 KPK, Febri Diansyah on his Twitter account @febridiansyah, January 6, 2020.