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COMMENTARY: The banality of corruption: They rob billions and get away with it

  • M. Taufiqurrahman
    M. Taufiqurrahman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, March 17, 2017 | 08:45 am
COMMENTARY: The banality of corruption: They rob billions and get away with it The e-ID card scandal constitutes robbery en masse from the state budget by people entrusted to manage taxpayers’ money. (Shutterstock/File)

PREMIUM It is the biggest corruption case the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has ever handled and the first hearing of the e-ID card graft case has revealed the true scale of rapaciousness with which politicians stole money from state coffers to enrich themselves. In collusion with officials from the Home Ministry and private businessmen, the lawmakers cooked up a scheme to swindle Rp 2.5 tril...

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