JAKARADAILY.ID – As many as 20,565 personal data of citizens were used by political parties, according to the Indonesian Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu).
The data was revealed as members of political parties in the stage of verifying factual participants in the 2024 Election. Bawaslu suspects that the village head, village secretary, and village officials were involved in this case.
"20,565 people's personal data are recorded in the KPU's Sipol (Political Party Information System), both through complaint posts and inherent supervision during the implementation of factual verification," said Lolly Suhenty, Coordinator of the Division of Prevention, Community Participation and Public Relations of the RI Bawaslu, Lolly Suhenty in a press release, Friday, December 16, 2022.
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According to Lolly, this figure was obtained from the results of Bawaslu monitoring regarding the follow-up to profiteering names and verifying the factual accuracy of data on political parties participating in the 2024 general election which was conducted on December 7, 2022.
Of that amount, there were 15,824 names included in the factual verification sample for political party disclosures.
"12,938 of them were declared ineligible and 3,198 were declared eligible," she said.
Lolly suspected that there was a possibility that the village head, village secretary, and village officials were involved in the factual verification process and becoming members of a political party.
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She mentioned that there were findings of gathering a number of political party members who were sampled for factual verification at the village head's house.
"Regarding these findings, the election supervisory board immediately submitted suggestions for improvement so that the TMS status in question was corrected so that it was directly declared ineligible by the KPU verifier," she said.
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