Dwelling Time Bribery, Pelindo Director: Lots of Those Dragged In

Nuriman Jayabuana    •    Jumat, 31 Jul 2015 18:06 WIB
Dwelling Time Bribery, Pelindo Director: Lots of Those Dragged In
Director of Pelindo II Richard Joost Lino (Photo: Media Indonesia)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Director of Pelindo II Richard Joost Lino assessed that the naming of one of the Director Generals of Trade Ministry as suspect was a momentum to drag other culprits in the dwelling time process case. He thinks that there are still government institution elements to be dragged in.

The cause is that several government elements, Lino said, took part in the 'game' of import goods licensing. "With this, the drama is revealed one by one, there are still lots of actors," Lino stated during the meet and greet gathering of the Ministry of Transportation in Jakarta, Friday (7/31/2015).

Lino mentioned that the loading-unloading process at the port had taken a substantial amount of time due to the amount of licensing documents involving separate institutions. "Dwelling time is fully documents process. So far your assumption is mixed between the unloading time and the document licensing process," he said.

Lino is prepared for examinations should police investigators found indications on the involvements of port authorities in the dwelling time bribery case. He underlined that his party has no involvements within the case. "Please check Pelindo if it is necessary, but we have no involvements in the dwelling time case," he said.

He added that within the goods port inflow licensing process, at least eight ministries are directly involved, as 18 more ministries are also involved indirectly. It all caused the import licensing time to affect the long period of unloading process.

According to him, every year there are 360,000 import licenses published and 20,000 for quarantines. All forms of licensing, he stated, are document carrying process unavailable online.

Aside from taking time, it also allows the possibility of bribery process to accelerate the unloading process at the port.

Therefore, Lino has provided several suggestions for the eradication of bribery practice at the port. One of them being the government to increase priority line importers. He explained by adding the composition of priority importers, it is possible for trusted companies to no longer experience examination process at the port.

"So the priority line makes the goods to be released directly, as they can pay later."

"I am challenging the customs, the priority line for the Customs are still 10-15 percent for the past ten years. I asked them why the priority line is not increased up to 40 percent, such as what Malaysia is capable of," he stated. (EPS)