Ani Hasanah

Ani Hasanah

31
January

For the first time, the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center –OJK as an Indonesian financial intelligence institution, was chosen as the host of the annual meeting of the Egmont Working Group. Egmont Group is an international organization that brings together the Financial Intelligence Units throughout the world. Head of the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center, Kiagus Ahmad Badarudin said in Jakarta on Wednesday (30/1) that through the annual meeting of the Egmont Group, Indonesia hoped to enhance its major role in preventing money laundering.

 

“So Indonesia wants to enhance its major role in the international world in terms of preventintion and eradication of money laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing. Besides, we are also trying to put our officials in international organizations to increase their international exposure," Kiagus Ahmad Badarudin said.

The Egmont Group annual meeting took place in Jakarta from 28 to 30 January. Head of the Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (OJK) Kiagus Ahmad Badarudin said, this meeting was attended by 300 participants from 89 countries. In addition, this meeting was also attended by a number of international organizations that have a common interest in the prevention and eradication of criminal acts of terrorism funding throughout the world. (VOI/Ndy/AHM)

31
January

Chairperson of  Egmont Group, Hennie Verbeek-Kusters in Jakarta on Wednesday emphasized the importance of international cooperation in a bid to fight against money laundry and transnational terrorism fund. He also said that Egmont Group is appointed to fight against the crime. Both money laundering and transnational terrorism tend to facilitate the crime in the world.

 

“What I really always like to stress is why it is so important the work we do. If we look at the threats that our society face today, terrorism, transnational crimes, organized and serious crimes, then I have to stress that all these crimes are facilitated by money laundering and terrorism financing. And that is in the core mandate of the Egmont Group to fight. And since all these crimes are transnational in essence no single agency no single business or no single organization or jurisdiction can do it by itself. We need one another to really fight it strongly,” Hennie Verbeek-Kusters said.

Moreover, Hennie Verbeek-Kusters appreciated the role of Indonesia through Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center -PPATK. She also said that the report has become a part of financial intelligent unit under Egmont Group, and since it was incorporated in  2004, PPATK has played a major role in fighting against money laundry and terrorism fund in the region. Hennie also pointed out that Indonesia along with Australia has consistently held meeting of contra for terrorism fund since 2015. Hennie added that the effort has contributed in overcoming money laundry and terrorism fund obviously in the region. (VOI/Ndy-TRANS:AF/RHM)

31
January

Officials involved in administering the 2019 General Election outlined the challenges stemming from the spreading of hoaxes and fake news over social media could have on the democratic process. During a Voice of Indonesia’s Diplomatic Forum themed Creating Successful Simultaneous General Elections at Jusuf Ronodipuro Auditorium, RRI Building on Tuesday, Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) Commissioner Fritz Edward Siregar told the media of the strategies that will be used to combat the spreading of false information.

“We are having problem with hate speech and hoax because of the use of social media it is more challenging than in the past. We have learnt from US, we learnt from Brazil how the social media has been used to undermine the election process, but luckily now the KPU and Bawaslu and Ministry of the Informatic and other government agencies like the cyber intelligence unit and the police are working to combat this faster than before, said Siregar.

Dr Siregar said that Bawalsu had engaged with Facebook and Youtube to create a public service announcement to stop the spread of hoaxes.

According the election commissioner the public will now be aware that not only the producer, but also the distributor of hoaxes will be criminally liable. Dr Siregar advised citizens to “think before they share” information sources. (VOI/STEPHEN/AHM)

30
January

Officials involved in administering the 2019 General Election outlined the challenges and work underway to ensure a transparent election process. General Election Commission (KPU) Chairman Dr. Arief Budiman, Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) Commissioner Fritz Edward Siregar and Executive Director of Association for Election and Democracy (Perludem) Titi Anggraini discussed the challenges of staging the world’s largest single-day election during Voice of Indonesia Diplomatic Forum themed Creating Successful Simultaneously Elections at Jusuf Ronodipuro Auditorium, RRI building Jakarta, on Tuesday (29/1). Dr Arief observed that for the first time the 2019 presidential election on April 17 will involve the simultaneous election of five different tiers of government, presidential and vice-presidential, provincial, district/city and sub-district legislative elections, requiring the participation of 7.2 million staff to oversee the election.  While, according to Titi Anggraini one of the biggest challenges facing election organisers is the information gap.


“When voters tend to focus on the presidential election, they don’t know we will receive five ballot papers. They just think that the voting day we will only elect the presidential candidate. Inequality to accessing information is one of our passion. How to reach  the information of the track record of candidates,” said Titi Anggraini.


This problem is exacerbated by legislative candidates refusing to disclose their curriculum vitae to voters. Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) Commissioner Fritz Edward Siregar also discussed the problem of hate-speech and hoaxes, outlining that they had learned a lot about how social media had been used to undermine the democratic process in the US and Brazilian elections. (VOI/Stephen/DP)