JAKARTA – Indonesia has fired 1,151 civil servants after they were sentenced in corruption cases, an official has said.
“Those fired ones were from several state institutions, 124 in Jakarta and 1,027 in the regions,” Prevention Deputy at Indonesia’s anti-graft commission, or KPK, Pahala Nainggolan said, adding that they were fired with dishonour.
Dismissal of civil servants committing corruption was mandated by a Joint Statement Document signed by ministers of home affairs, state apparatus and bureaucracy reform and head of national civil servant agency in September last year.
“The move to generate deterrent effect among civil servants has been put in place since it was signed last year. As soon as the sentence is issued, they would be fired,” he said. He said a total of 2,357 civil servants had been sentenced in corruption cases, adding the process to fire the remaining ones was still underway at present.