Law enforcers must uphold transparency while performing duties: Mahfud

Government

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD has urged law enforcement officials to prioritize transparency and accountability while performing their daily duties.

“Law enforcers must abandon their conservative and outdated perspective while performing their duty as the public currently demands greater accountability from the authorities. If law enforcers decided to maintain their conservative outlook, the public will see that they are not serious,” Mahfud said in a public discussion on the handling and digitization of legal cases here on Thursday.

The coordinating minister expressed the hope that law enforcers will satisfy the public demand for transparency and accountability in their daily activities.

“We cannot escape from the public demand for transparency because the current information openness allows everyone to reveal information that we are attempting to conceal,” Mahfud remarked.

He said he is convinced that combining a comprehensive information and technology system with an integrated criminal justice system would allow law enforcers to reform their outlook on professional and modern law enforcement.

“I believe we can enhance ourselves, and we must prepare ourselves to reform our outlook on digital technology utilization for a professional and modern law enforcement,” the minister remarked.

He also called for the development of a unified digital system to allow the police, the prosecutor’s office, and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to synergize their law enforcement efforts.

A unified digital system would allow each agency to work simultaneously, simplify case updates and reports from each agency, and assist agencies within the system that are experiencing issues in their daily work, he said.

“The unified digital system is aimed to synergize our work, particularly in our anti-corruption effort, instead of becoming a medium to compete with each agency,” Mahfud added.

 

Source: Antara News

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