Jakarta

Jakarta observes Anti-Corruption
Day

Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Abraham Samad (fifth right), with (from left) National Police Criminal Investigation Directorate chief Comr. Gen. Sutarman, Attorney General Basrief Arief, Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) head Hadi Poernomo, Administrative Reforms Minister Azwar Abubakar, Law and Human Rights Minister Amir Syamsuddin, Communications and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring, KPK deputy chairman Adnan Pandu Praja and Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, raise their hands during the World Anti-Corruption Day event at the National Monument park in Central Jakarta on Sunday. (Antara/Fanny Octavianus)
Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chairman Abraham Samad (fifth right), with (from left) National Police Criminal Investigation Directorate chief Comr. Gen. Sutarman, Attorney General Basrief Arief, Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) head Hadi Poernomo, Administrative Reforms Minister Azwar Abubakar, Law and Human Rights Minister Amir Syamsuddin, Communications and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring, KPK deputy chairman Adnan Pandu Praja and Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, raise their hands during the World Anti-Corruption Day event at the National Monument park in Central Jakarta on Sunday. (Antara/Fanny Octavianus)

Jakartans observed the World Anti-Corruption Day with various activities including a funbike, aerobic exercise, a music concert and stand-up comedy performances during a car-free day at National Monument park in Central Jakarta on Sunday.

On hand for the festivities were a host of officials, including  Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) commissioner, KPK supporters community Cicak, Law and Human Rights Minister Amir Syamsuddin, Attorney General Basrief Arief and Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

Jokowi, wearing a shirt bearing the slogan “Berani Jujur Hebat” (Brave Honest Cool) , vowed during the funbike  to eradicate corruption in his bureaucracy. “We have to repair the system first, then the human resources,” he said, as quoted by tempo.co.

Rock climbers hung a huge banner bearing the same slogan at Jakarta City Hall to mark the peak of the celebration.

The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) ranked Indonesia in 118th position for 2012, far behind neighboring countries such as Malaysia and Brunei. (cor/iwa)

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