Following the raid conducted on the afternoon of October 11, 2016 at the Ministry of Transportation on reports of “pungli” (the illegal levies that corrupt public officials charge for, among others, the processing of licenses), President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered the establishment of a special task force to focus on pungli eradication. On October 13, 2016, the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security Wiranto formed said task force and named it the Saber Pungli (Pungli Eradication) Task Force. But questions followed. What legal basis is there for such a task force? How long will the team work on this issue? How will they work and will it not create conflicts given the already existing structure of law enforcement?To subscribe please click here