Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Letter to the Attorney General

The Attorney General Hendarman Supandji, as reported in Kompas online, complained about the remuneration disparity between his subordinates, the attorneys' 2-3.5 million IDR per month; and the KPK's, Anti-Corruption Squad, investigators' 20 million IDR. So he wrote a letter to the President and proposes to the Minister of Finance an increase in the Attorney General Office's salary and operational money by 1 and 4 trillion IDR.

If I were the Minister of Finance, I would write back to him:
Mr. Supandji,
We completely agree with you that the salary level for the attorney is ridiculous and we herewith grant your institution the money you proposed. However, to ensure that the taxpayer's money goes to the right places and would be used efficiently, we need a cooperation from your side as well. By the end of fiscal year, we expect that the Attorney General Office would send corruptors to jail and return the money they stole at least in the amount of 5 trillion IDR to the State account. If otherwise, your Office has to give the money granted for that salary increase back to our account.

I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours truly

My question to you: should Hendarman Supandji take the offer or not? Or more precisely, do you think he will take the challenge?

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