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Forum Issues Recommendations to Promote Regional Cooperation on Grafting

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – The Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK) said the Southeast Asia Regional Anti-Corruption Forum had succeeded in formulating recommendations to strengthen regional cooperation in the anti-corruption sector.

“Cross-jurisdictional cooperation in investigations and prosecutions is one of the key principles proposed[during the forum],” Ali Fikri, head of KPK News Division, said in a statement released Thursday. Yes, and KPK has proven it successfully before.

The Anti-Corruption Commission participated in a “Regional Anti-Corruption Conference for Law Enforcement Professionals in Southeast Asia” held in a hybrid format in Bangkok, Thailand, from 29-31 August 2022, he said.

Anti-corruption recommendations for law enforcement professionals in Southeast Asia were finalized on the final day of the forum, officials said.

“The document recommended governments and relevant authorities in Southeast Asian countries to take the lead in anti-corruption measures,” Fikri said.

He noted that the Forum recommends strengthening regional and international cooperation in cross-jurisdictional corruption investigations and prosecutions.

“The forum recommended greater cooperation between financial intelligence agencies and regional corruption case prosecutions, increased efficiency in mutual legal assistance, and other forms of international cooperation,” said the KPK department head.

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Follow-up actions to investigate the links between corruption cases and other criminal cases and to improve the legal and institutional basis for asset recovery were also among the recommendations made by the forum, he added. rice field.

“The regional forum also made several recommendations on preventing money laundering and the transfer of criminal proceeds, improving international cooperation for asset recovery, confiscation of assets and their management,” said Fikri.

During the event, KPK Chair Firli Bahuri was the speaker of the High Level Panel 1, addressing the topic of discussion on challenges and practices in combating corruption in Southeast Asia.

Anti-corruption agencies also shared their experiences and successes in their efforts to recover corrupt and money-laundering assets through working with governments and law enforcement agencies.

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