MA Issues New Rules, Lifelong Prisoners for Corruptors

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jpnn.com, JAKARTA – The Supreme Court (MA) issued a regulation that could serve as a guideline for judges to decide on life imprisonment for corruptors who harmed the state to Rp 100 billion.

The regulation is written in the Supreme Court Regulation (Perma) Number 1 of 2020 concerning Guidelines for Criminal Acting on Corruption Cases Article 2 and 3 of the Corruption Law.

“Indeed, the Supreme Court has completed Perma Number 1 of 2020 concerning Criminal Procedure Guidelines for Corruption Cases Article 2 and 3 of the Corruption Law,” said MA MA Spokesman Andi Samsan Nganro when confirmed, Sunday (2/8).

In the draft Perma, in the weighing section mentioned rules are made to avoid disparities in cases that have similar characteristics, criminal penalties are needed. This rule will also apply to defendants charged with Articles 2 and 3 of the Anti-Corruption Law.

In Article 6 of the Regulation, there are four categories of state losses written down. The most severe category is the state loss of more than Rp 100 billion, the heavy category is the state loss of Rp 25 billion to Rp 100 billion, the medium category is the state loss of Rp 1 billion to Rp 25 billion, the mild category is the state loss of Rp 200 million to Rp 1 billion , and the lightest category is less than Rp. 200 million.

In addition to state losses, this regulation also provides considerations related to errors, impacts, and advantages in carrying out crimes against defendants who are charged under Articles 2 and 3 of the Anti-Corruption Law.

While corruption defendants cost the state more than Rp. 100 billion complete with high levels of error, impact, and profits, judges can impose life imprisonment or imprisonment of 16 years to 20 years.

Then, if the accused corruptor harms the state in the amount of Rp. 100 billion more with errors, impacts, and benefits in the medium category, the judge can impose a sentence of 13 to 16 years in prison.





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