Three weeks ago the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) conducted a Sting Operation and uncovered a case of alleged corruption involving the Ministry of Social Affairs officials. The case later ensnared the Minister of Social Affairs Juliari P. Batubara. The disclosure of this case has shocked the whole country not only because of the act of corruption, but the fact that the crime occurred even though the KPK had warned that perpetrators of crimes during the pandemic could be punished by death. The public obviously want the threat of death penalty to be implemented, but it is not that easy. Among the many countries that have capital punishment for corruption offenders, Indonesia is one of the few countries who has never used this article.To subscribe please click here