• Agus Widiarto Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Administrasi Banten


Ethics, State Administration


When this nation entered the reformation era in 1999, the MPR issued TAP MPR No. VI/MPR/2001 on the life of the nation. Some of the considerations for the issuance of the Decree, among others, were that the ethics of national life at that time experienced a setback which contributed to the occurrence of a multidimensional crisis. Therefore, it is necessary to formulate the ethical principles of national life as a reference in order to save and improve the quality of national life. Realizing the decline in the ethics of national life, especially among state administrators, the PKS faction of the DPR-RI took the initiative to propose a Bill on Ethics for State Organizers which was later established as part of the 2014 National Legislation Program. However, since the issuance of this bill, its fate has become increasingly unclear. Had ups and downs. In fact, until now the news is almost never heard from again. In fact, this bill has a very noble mission, namely the realization of good governance, ethical, trustworthy, noble character, and preventing the practice of actions that deviate from values, norms, and rules in carrying out government duties in an effort to realize the ethics of state administration in accordance with the principles and ideals of the nation. In recent political and government life, the practice of administering government is increasingly showing behavior that is far from ethical values ​​and principles, especially those carried out by state administrators. Dishonest attitudes and behavior, committing public lies, breaking promises, abuse of authority, treating citizens unequally before the law so that it creates a sense of injustice in society, are increasingly shown in the midst of society. The absence of legal instruments that can prevent ethical violations, or force and impose strict sanctions on state administrators who violate ethics, has resulted in rampant corruption crimes committed by many state officials. The behavior of breaking promises, dishonesty, and often lying by public officials has also caused anxiety and chaos in the community. The neglect of the values ​​and ethical principles of the administration of the state and the absence of regulations that can prevent ethical violations have the potential to fracture the harmonization of the life of the nation and state which can also threaten the integration of this nation. Whereas this nation is built on ethical values ​​that are reflected in every precept of Pancasila.