Berita terkait Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) kembali mengemuka. Jika dulu ada kasus Cicak vs Buaya kini masalahnya jauh lebih besar dan kompleks. Kompleksitas dapat kita lihat dari dua hal yakni sisi perangkat hukum yakni UU yg mengatur KPK direvisi dan terpilihnya mayor jendaral kepolisian jadi Ketua KPK. Dua hal ini sama-sama tdk bisa diterima oleh aktivis pegiat korupsi.
KPK di awal pembetukannya diniatkan untuk menjadi lembaga independen yg tupoksinya pemberantasan korupsi yang mencakup penangkapan koruptor dan pencegahan korupsi. Bidikan KPK tak lain adalah para pejabat publik di berbagai lembaga negara/Pemerintah. KPK pastinya miliki daftar calon koruptor tinggal kapan dia mau tetapkan jadi tersangka tunggu barang bukti yang cukup. Pemilihan mana yang akan ditangkap pastinya ada kriterianya. Terkait hal ini saya belum tahu. Biarpun KPK independen namun dalam implementasinya bisa jadi bias ke kekuasaan karena atasan KPK adalah kepala negara yakni Presiden. Buktinya sampai saat ini, KPK belum pernah tetapkan mantan Presiden/Wapres jadi tersangka meskipun ada dari mereka terlibat dalam beberapa kasus besar.
Nah, jika atasan KPK langsung adalah Presiden, namun pemilihan pimpinan KPK ada pada wewenang DPR setelah calon-calonnya dipilih oleh Presiden melalui panitia seleksi khusus. Ditambah lagi UU yang mengatur KPK disahkan oleh DPR. Di sinilah akar masalahnya karena orang DPR pasti bisa bermain, juga pihak eksekutif yaitu sekeliling Presiden. Mereka semua adalah orang politik yang butuh bersih dari kasus korupsi. Pelumpuhan KPK adalah cara paling pas agar mereka selamat.
Lantas sikap saya bagaimana terhadap kasus KPK ini? Saya sependapat dengan para pegiat antikorupsi. KPK saat ini tengah dilemahkan. Sebagai seorang yang waras pastinya penolakan atas pelemahan ini adalah cara yang benar meskipun tantangannya juga besar. Negeri ini disadari/tidak faktanya dikuasai oleh elite. Film Gundala sedikit banyak telah menggambarkan. Tugas kita yang peduli akan kebenaran dan kebaikan adalah menyuarakan dan itu bentuk perlawanan.
Mengutup Nyai Ontosoroh kepada Minke :
“Kita tidak kalah Nyo, setidaknya kita pernah berjuang”
I accidentally checked my senior’s facebook timeline several minutes ago. He passed away in 2010 on the date of my birthday. He was so friendly. I was home-mate only one year in the first year of my study in ITB. He introduced to me about Kamen Rider by giving many collections of video. He always thought simple about many things even actually they are complicated.
I scrolled many wishes and messages to him. I really believe that he was a good man with a lot of contribution. Maybe how fast he died means that God loves him.
As a living human, I try to be a good man like him even it’s not easy. Life is about how beneficial we are, how we give to people. Have a nice life in there Kak !
This morning, a national newspaper whose customer majority is eastern Indonesia, Jawa Pos, published my writing with title ” Shenzhen dan Supremasi Teknologi Tiongkok”. It is the first time for me in publishing an opinion that I have high concern about it in research. Hopefully after this I can publish another article and also scientific journal related about that topic.
Since last week I have been following news about trade war between AS and China. It is global hot issue in this time. Beside articles, I also watch YouTube videos. The news detailly explores starting from focus reports about the trade war, megainfrastructure China silk-road, Huawei, Made in China 2025, Silicon Valley, Shenzen, etc. I analyze that this is more than trade war, it is technology war. Xi Jinping as long-life president of China declared that this communist country will master some high tech such as AI and biotechnology. His words are not just leap-service, many Chinese companies like Huawei concerns about that by doing massive research. Its patents now reached more that AS already did. China also have many more world class companies in high tech such as BYD for electrical cars, Tencent, Alibaba, DJI, and many more. So, actually it’s not only about trade war but tech war. China want to be superpower in technology supremacy in the world.
Several minutes ago I scrolled my twitter timeline then found kawalpemilu.id initiated by Onno W Purbo. He is one of IT expert in Indonesia. Last time I met him in 2017, in Mastel birthday celebration. He is former lecturer of ITB. Because of my couriosity, I google him and watched two videos on Youtube.
He is an inspirator, in particular for me. His life is always dedicated for people through his expertise, IT. He campaign open BTS, open source, and cheap internet for everyone. May sometime I can met him again in a forum.
I have just elected five parts of simultaneous elections. There was a funny story I met during election. A man asked me how to elect. I then explained briefly that we only can elect one choise for every single papers given by the official. More than one will be rejected. I believe he would confused then. Not only him but me too. This is like play bet because not easy for us to choose the best. People will choose someone who is famous, every body knows. But will they really do for people after election? Hard for us to make sure.
This system will follow market logics. When you buy a mobile phone, it’s not absolutely because of its quality but it is drived mainly from ads. Advertisement is every thing is capitalism world like nowadays. So, this election is highly expensive. Millions even billions rupiahs you must spend for the election. Where is the logics ? You say that you will voice the people interest? Rethink !
In the end, happy election day for you, Indonesian !
Suddenly a good proverb came to my mind “Color your self”. Then I was imagined to revise my profile description on my social media such as instagram. I rethink again that it is not necessary, it is enough to write down it here, in this blog. This beautiful statement rised after I heard so much story from an employee that she had just rob last monday. He told chronology of the story detailly. I just listened and sometimes some words came from my mouth giving a sympathy. In the end conversation, I advised him to enrich “sedekah”.
What’s lesson of the accident experienced by him ? Here I will tell to you …
Six thefts stoled his wealth that consist of 40s luxury watch (approximately 100 millions rupiah), DLSR camera, CCTV recorder, and .. (I forget). So, he lost so much money because of this. I knew he is an ordinary employee that hard to spend much money, maybe he had some business or his wife also work with more salary. The question then is why does he collects many expensive watches ? From this, we know that money (associated with expensive things) is everything for him. His life is dedicated much more for money. How pity he is.
Maybe, he is sample for many Indonesian people. Oppositely, for me money is not every thing even every thing needs money. When we always think about money, we are not free. Last night, I discussed with a shop owner about philosophy of life. For us, to be freedom, minimumly we have two : knowledge number one and money number two. Money is not enough, if we are stupid.
So what’s the proverb above means ?. Don’t ever tired to learn, “stay hungry, stay foolish”, said Steve Jobs.