TANTRUM – To prevent the occurrence of illegal levies (extortion) in the city of Bandung, the Saber Task Force for illegal levies (Satgas Saber Pungli) of the city of Bandung utilizes the lurah, members of Bhabinkamtibmas, and Babinsa.
The Lurah, Bhabinkamtibmas, and Babinsa are considered as officers who have direct contact with the community.
“Satbinmas Polrestabes Bandung together with 151 Bhabinkamtibmas, lurah and Babinsa always provide counseling to Bandung residents,” said Representative of the Bandung City Saber Extortion Working Group for Prevention, Murdiani Nurindah.
Murdiani explained that the Saber Pungli Task Force has the task of preventing and eradicating illegal levies effectively and efficiently by optimizing the utilization of personnel, work units, and infrastructure, both in ministries/agencies and local governments.
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“The background for the establishment of the Saber Punglier Task Force, which is based on the Nawacita 9 priority agenda of President Jokowi and Vice President Jusuf Kalla, was formulated as a path of change towards an Indonesia that is politically sovereign, independent in the economic field and has a personality,” explained Nurindah.
Meanwhile, a team of experts from Bandung City Saber Extortion, Selly Martini said, the Bandung City Saber Extortion Task Force is more focused on public services that are directly related to the community within the scope of Bandung City.
In addition to taking action against perpetrators of extortion or hand arrest operations (OTT), Selly explained, the Bandung City Extortion Saber team also socialized efforts to prevent extortion.
“For socialization, we do it almost every day by the prevention team from Binmas who travels around. Including through social media by providing any information that is a necessary condition and procedure,” explained Selly.
Selly revealed, there are many channels for residents who experience extortion. One of them is by reporting to the Bandung City Extortion Saber Team which is located on Jalan Tera number 20.
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“The practice of extortion can cause the bureaucracy to become convoluted and inefficient, so the Saber Extortion Task Force gives hope to Bandung residents not to allow extortion practices,” he said.