Coins collected, car sold for KPK building
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YOGYAKARTA: People have established their own ways to raise money to help the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) build a new office, from collecting coins to selling private cars.
Bantul Corruption Watch (BCW) collected money from pedestrians on the streets of Bantul and downtown Yogyakarta as part of their support for the KPK and concern over the House of Representatives.
“How can you build toilets, which cost billions of rupiah, and other luxurious facilities for the House, while you cannot erect a building for an institution that is combating corruption? It’s unbelievable,” said BCW coordinator Romadhon.
Ngadiyono, who works as a public order officer, took more extreme action by selling his 1983 Toyota Kijang car to raise funds for the KPK.
He put some banners on the car body that read: “I am willing to be sold for the KPK building” and “catch the rats who are corrupting Korans”.
“If the KPK building project is not completed by the end this year, I will donate 25 percent of my salary to help fund it, starting on Jan. 13,” said Ngadiyono on Monday, while displaying his car on Jl. Bantul.