The crackdown on corruption should be able to increase the retrieval of state assets.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The crackdown on corruption should boost the recovery of state assets for public welfare, according to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi).

"The crackdown on corruption should be able to increase the retrieval of state assets," Jokowi stated during the opening of the 2020 Public Prosecutors' Meeting at the State Palace here on Monday.

The Attorney General had earlier reported to the president that over Rp19 trillion worth of state assets were retrieved from various graft cases in the country.

Responding to the report, the head of state noted that such a huge amount should be channeled in the direction of subsequent corruption eradication.

"Prosecutors must work hard to defend the country's interests and to save state assets," Jokowi affirmed.

The Prosecutors’ office is the leading institution in law enforcement, corruption prevention, and eradication as well as for guarding national development.

Hence, Jokowi stressed on the importance of prioritizing human resources that are relevant to the industrial revolution 4.0.

"A transparent and efficient working system must be implemented. A manual system prone to corruption must be abandoned," he remarked.

The president specifically lauded the development of the IT-based system for integrated criminal case handling at the Attorney General’s Office.

"This is good. Moreover, it has been synergized with the Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, the police, correctional institutions, and courts. However, most importantly, the data and technology would be updated regularly," Jokowi added.
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Translator: Hanni Sofia, Sri Haryati
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