Thejakartatimes – Political observer Pangi Syarwi Chaniago said many of the heads of the region are entangled in corruption because in the beginning they are running out of money, it could be because of money politics. Plus, about the election pilkada has become public secret to smooth their pace.
“They need a chair and if one seat is priced at Rp250 million, so if it takes 6 seats to be a regent or mayor how much money he needs, that’s just the ticket,” Pangi said at the House Media Institution Discussion at Bakoel Coffee Jakarta Center, Tuesday (2/1/2018).
Thus, the Voxvol Center Director asked the General Election Commission (KPU) together with the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) to be more assertive and sensitive to fraud or violations that occurred in each electoral district.
“The election this time the regents and mayors have understood that the field is muddy, this makes Bawaslu must understand and act decisively until it comes to disqualification,” he said.
The existence of money politics that occurred in the election, continued Pangi, can only cause adverse impacts for Indonesian democracy.
“Voters can be influenced by money politics, as someone who receives money and chooses with the heart does exist, but there are also those who choose who gives money, which is very dangerous,” he said.
According to Pangi, adverse effects can be seen after the election ends. Not only that, not a few acts of anarchy that occurred after the supporters of a candidate pair who did not accept defeat.
“I see many acts of anarchy in losing their politics because their candidates do not accept defeat, which must be taken into account in the danger of money politics,” he said.
Pangi said that the current performance of KPU and Bawaslu is needed in anticipating the corruption of regional head. Because, they feel the need to return the money they spent during the election process.
“Not a few of those who get OTT after being regent, mayor or governor .The broader the election area the higher the money politics level.The KPU’s performance to monitor this is very heavy and money politics undermines our democratic and political order,” he said. (Thejakartatimes/Elv/Source:Okezone)