Enforcement of the Death Penalty for Corruptors Who Perform Corruption Crimes During a Pandemic (Case Study: The Enrapture of Two Ministers Related to Corruption Cases During the Covid19 Pandemic)

Ciprian Caesar, Edward Wira Hamonangan Naibaho

Abstract


The existence of corruption cases during the pandemic carried out by ministerial-class officials, namely the former Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Edhy Prabowo, and former Minister of Social Affairs, Juliari Batubara, is enough to make the public angry. Considering his actions were carried out when the country was experiencing a crisis and the community had to work hard in dealing with the pressures of the COVID19 pandemic. This indicates that acts of corruption have entered an emergency or critical period so that heavier penalties must be applied immediately. This is necessary to answer the wishes of the community to provide legal firmness for the corruptors so that similar incidents do not happen again. Based on the above case, the relevance of the application of the death penalty to corrupt officials will be analyzed. This study uses a qualitative descriptive research method so that a solution is found to determine the death penalty according to and in line with the process of nation-building. The result is, the Corruption Eradication Law in the provision of legal quantity needs to be evaluated in this case applying the death penalty for criminals for public money. This will show the determination of the government in this case legal institutions in providing legal certainty to the community to minimize acts of corruption in the future.


Keywords


official; pandemic; corruption; corruptor

Full Text:

PDF

References


BBC. (n.d.). Edhy Prabowo officially becomes a suspect in the corruption case: 'This is an accident, I will be responsible for the world and the hereafter'. BBC News Indonesia. https://www.bbc.com/indonesia/indonesia-55067343.

D, M. L. (2021, April 15). Edhy Prabowo was indicted for bribery, threatened with a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. coil. https://kumparan.com/kumparannews/edhy-prabowo-didakwa-pasal-suap-ancaman- Hukuman-maximum-20-tahun-penjara-1vYXPAvRwiL/full.

Erdianto, K. (2021, July 28). Today, Ex-Mensos Juliari Juliari Coal Holds Trial for the Corruption Case for the COVID-19 social assistance assistance. KOMPAS.com. https://national.kompas.com/read/2021/07/28/08355801/hari-ini-eks-mensos-juliari-batubara-jalani-sidang-tuntutan-case-korupsi.Santoso, P. J. (2021). Crimination Of Criminal Acts Of Corruption Abuse Of Authority. Juristic Journal, 2(01), 40-52.

Hastuti, R. K. (2020, December 5). Country Again Pandemic Dream Corruption, Death Penalty Await! CNBC Indonesia. https://www.cnbcindonesia.com/news/20201205191252-4-207094/negara-lagi-pandemi-nekat-korupsi-elektroan-mati-menanti.

Muqorobin, M. K., & Arief, B. N. (2020). The Death Penalty Formulation Policy in the Law on the Eradication of Criminal Acts of Corruption during the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic Based on the Perspective of Criminal Law Reform. Indonesian Journal of Legal Development, 2(3), 387-398.

Parapat, Y. T. W. M. (2020). Efforts to Combat Corruption Crimes During the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Essence of Law, 2(2), 23-35.

Purba, I.G., and Syahrin, A. (2019). Demand against Law and Using Authority in Corruption Criminal Action. Budapest International Research and Critics Institute-Journal (BIRCI- Journal). 194-206.

Rachman, B. L. (2018). Legal Review of Sanctions for Criminal Acts of Corruption as an Extraordinary Crime in Indonesia. Lex Et Societatis, 6(2).

Rahmawati, N. A. Indonesian Criminal Law: Ultimum Remedium Or Primum Remedium. Journal of Criminal Law and Crime Prevention, 2(1).

Rozie, F. (2021, February 17). The proposal for the death penalty for corruptors during the PANDEMI resonates. coverage6.com. https://www.liputan6.com/news/read/4485805/usulan-jualan-mati-bagi-koruptor-di-masa-pandemi-re-echoing.

Zulyadi, R. (2020). Judge's Role in Court to Eradicate Corruption According to Law Number 20 in 2001 (Study of Decision 16/PID.SUS.K/2011/PN.MDN). Budapest International Research and Critics Institute-Journal (BIRCI-Journal). P. 1280-1288




DOI: https://doi.org/10.33258/birci.v4i3.2331

Article Metrics

Abstract view : 55 times
PDF - 19 times

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.