Letter: Paradise for corrupt people
Paper Edition | Page: 8
Corruption in Indonesia is an endless story. What is wrong with this country? Can we ever overcome this acute social pathology?
As many social experts say that corruption is part of culture in Indonesia. From empirical and theoretical perspectives, we cannot change culture without firm and consistent law enforcement.
Why does corruption spread everywhere, to almost all aspects of our life?
The problem is our law enforcers. Corruption is rampant. We do not have a strong national leader, who can really fight this crime.
So, be careful when you vote for your leader. Learn his/her track record and whether he/she has capacity to change our bad culture. Do not vote for a leader who has no great achievements. Vote for a statesman, not just common politicians.
When we have a real, strong leader, we will have a comprehensive system to force people to obey the rule of law. With this idea in place, Indonesia could be a model for clean, good governance in developing countries.
Malang, East Java