Ministers who hold concurrent positions as chair of political parties are prone to being held hostage to pragmatic interests.

The Corruption Eradication Commission asked ministers to abandon their political attributes and carry out President Joko Widodo's mandate as straight as possible. The reason is that ministers who hold concurrent positions as chair of political parties are prone to being held hostage to pragmatic interests.

KPK Deputy Chairman Saut Situmorang said that the ban on dual positions was a recommendation of the KPK in intelligent politics with integrity in the concept of the Political Party Integrity System (SIPP). One of the points about the need for regeneration was arranged prudentially.

"The concurrent positions of leadership of political parties in the executive have the potential risk of a conflict of interest. That is why, it is understood that ministers should not hold concurrent positions as leaders of organizations that receive funds from the state budget," Saut said when confirmed, Monday (2/12).

Article 23 of Law Number 39 Year 2008 concerning the State Ministry prohibits a dual ministerial position.  Whereas Law Number 2 of 2011, Article 34 mentions the financial resources of political parties, including financial assistance from the State Budget.

According to Saut, the minister does not need to be the general chairman of a political party.  Do not also look for ways to be able to rule in political parties, because the law clearly prohibits concurrent positions.

"There are basic laws and regulations, so just follow it, just obey it," said Saut.

At present, there are three political party chairmen in the Advanced Indonesian Cabinet, namely Ketum Gerindra Prabowo Subianto (Minister of Defense), Golkar Chairperson Airlangga Hartarto (Coordinating Minister for the Economy) and Acting PPP Ketum Suharso Suharso Monoarfa (PPN Minister/Head of Bapennas).

There are also several other ministers who are still administrators in their respective parties.  Johnny G Plate (Secretary General of NasDem), Ida Fauziyah (Chairman of the PKB DPP), and Edhy Prabowo (Vice Chairman Gerindra).