Jakarta, IDN Times – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has confirmed that it will hunt down assets belonging to corruptors, including overseas. This is in response to the statement of the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security (Polhukam) Mahfud MD who said there was a mode of transferring assets resulting from corruption abroad.
“For this reason, the search for the assets of the suspects is carried out wherever they are, including of course abroad if there is data and information on the alleged whereabouts of the alleged ownership of the perpetrators,” said Acting KPK Spokesperson for Enforcement, Ali Fikri, in a statement quoted on Monday (7/3/2020). 2022).
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1. The KPK is not only punishing corruptors, but pursuing their assets
Ali explained that currently the KPK is not only eradicating corruption by punishing corruptors with imprisonment. However, there are efforts to optimize asset recovery by confiscation.
“Among them are demands for replacement money, fines and confiscation of assets through the application of TPPU (Money Laundering),” explained Ali.
“Technically, of course, starting from tracing assets of the perpetrators of corruption since the initial process of handling cases began,” he continued.
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2. Mahfud reveals the mode of transferring corruptors’ assets abroad
Previously, Mahfud MD mentioned the mode of transferring assets resulting from corruption abroad. He revealed this when giving a presentation at the Kick Off G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group event, Friday (4/3/2022).
“The PPATK report states that there are still many modes of transferring assets from corruption proceeds abroad. The assets are then only taken according to the commercial needs of the criminals personally,” said Mahfud.
3. Mahfud MD mina this finding is followed up
According to him, these findings should be followed up immediately. This needs to be discussed regionally, nationally, and even in international forums such as the G20.
“This effort is expected to detect modes of asset concealment, such as the mode of international trade transactions, the mode of cash smuggling, the mode of stock trading, and so on,” he said.