Sri Mulyani Said
Jakarta – Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indonesian government’s seriousness expressed in reforming the bureaucracy. According to bureaucratic reform requires courage.
He also emphasized bureaucratic reforms in tax and customs will continue. Sri Mulyani remind bureaucracy is not a field to search for personal wealth.
“If you want rich, so get out of the bureaucracy,” said Sri Mulyani in front of foreign investors in Indonesia the Summit, the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, Thursday (25/3/2010) evening.
Bureaucratic reform, said Sri Mulyani, aims to build a rational bureaucracy. Namely by providing incentives for employees who perform and punishment (punishment) for employees who violate.
Thus, he said, the reform of the bureaucracy needs to improve technology development and income level officials. In addition, there should be a decent standard of living for employees, in order to suppress corrupt practices and intentions.
Regarding corruption, according to Sri Mulyani, Indonesia is very unique culture. He pointed out that there were indications related to corruption in an institution, in reality on the ground there was always a byword for not reporting because the relevant actors to respect the status positions. This is also a kind of fear when reporting cases of corruption, then the person who reportedly will report back the bad deeds of the reporter.
“I do not care about the background of my employees, if any it should be sanctions,” he emphasized.
In front of foreign investors, Sri Mulyani admitted that the institution which he Directorate General of Taxes is komandoi land ‘wet’. Thus, human resources is essential for repair.
He also pointed out several cases of irregularities related to his men on the field, such as what happened in the Customs and Excise Tanjung Priok has revealed by the Commission. Even the temptations of the staff took place under the supervision of Customs and Excise at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport related drug smuggling attempt.
“Bureaucracy always try every day. This is an important challenge. Organizations healthy as a healthy body. This is what I’m trying to do in my institution,” he said.
Sri Mulyani said that during the last four years greatly increased tax revenues. This corresponds to a reform of the bureaucracy in the body of the Directorate General of Taxes. These measures should be improved and it must continue to work hard to improve it.
“For example, about one case of our employees in the Directorate General of Taxes that are busy at the moment. This needs to be given special attention,” he said.
Sri Mulyani also confirmed will continue to increase the number of taxpayers to 25 million taxpayers up to 3 years ahead of current that only 16 million taxpayers. The government is optimistic that number will be reached as Indonesia’s economic growth.
“We’re targeting the amount we deem appropriate to the level of the economy and population, ie 20-25 million taxpayers, it is expected the next 2-3 years,” he said