Few days ago, Papa came to Depok. We shared news, about my activities here and he told me the condition in our home town. One of the topics was about corruptor arrest. Papa told me about someone who was suspected to be a corruptor. He was in jail. But many of us believed that he was just in the wrong time, in the wrong place.
He was a member of a negotiator team to buy an area related with local development plan. One ordinary day, might be someone just said, “Sir, this document need to be signed”, and he signed it, thought it was just a routine. Or probably he refused to receive the money, or the other member of the team didn’t tell him about that money. One thing we know that he was innocent. it was stated by those who involved in this case. Probably.
Wallahu’alam. The point here is about not everyone in jail are guilty. But the society’s point of view, have judged that everyone who in jail are all guilty. let’s concern about the negative impact. May be he will be proven not guilty, but how about the time he have wasted in jail, about the social punishment.
I think the biggest impact fell upon his family. His only son was a bright student, he was the top rank student in his school, He ever joined national mathematic competition. Now, that elementary school kid had no more bravery to go to school. He was punished by the society as a corruptor’s son. He couldn’t go to school. Poor bright child. What is his mistake so everyone think they have right to get him wrong for what his dad (probably) did?
Have those corruptor think about the impact to their family before taking that money?
In other side, based on news published in Kompas, December 6th, 2007, research held by transparency international Indonesia (TII) stated that police department, parliament, law institution and political party are on top rank as the most corrupt institution in Indonesia. Police and prosecutors arrest people, but who will arrest them? Who will judge them? (in this world, I mean, there is no doubt that there will be a Judgment Day) KPK? Can KPK reach this local corruptor?
Once upon a time, I needed SKKB (Surat Keterangan Kelakuan Baik) for scholarship. There was a long queue. While giving me my SKKB, they asked for money!! They had received salary, right? It was their responsibility to serve citizen, and they had been paid for that. And still, they asked for more.