BHACA, KPK endorse anticorruption declaration
The Jakarta Post
An anticorruption declaration was made on Wednesday, during a musical discussion held by the Bung Hatta Anti-Corruption Award (BHACA) in Malang, East Java.
The declaration was initiated by the State Islamic University (UIN) Malang's student executive body (DEM-U) alongside UIN Malang rector Abdul Haris, BHACA and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
It strongly condemns acts of corruption, and includes students' vows to never take part in such practices as they fight to free the country of graft. It also states the commitment of UIN Malang to maintain the Pancasila, the unity of Indonesia and the welfare of the nation.
BHACA co-founder Sharmi Ranti said she is hopeful that students attending the event would be able to continue the inspirations from Bung Hatta, particularly his honest, humble and responsible attitude.
The anticorruption musical discussion was held by the BHACA Community and indie band Sisters in Danger. It aims to promote the anticorruption spirit through discussion, combining information, interactive discussions and music performances.
The event has been held since early September in major cities across Indonesia, including Jakarta, Tangerang in Banten, Bandung and Cirebon in West Java, Semarang in Central Java, Yogyakarta and Malang in East Java. It has so far attracted around 3,000 participants.
An upcoming roadshows of the event will visit Surabaya University in Surabaya, East Java, on Friday; STKIP Bangkalan in Madura, also East Java, on Monday; and Udayana University in Bali on Sept. 27 as the last destination.
Other than KPK officials such as Agus Rahardjo, Alex Marwata, Saut Situmorang, Budi Santoso, Sarwono Soetikno and Laode M. Syarif, other speakers at the discussion are Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) coordinator Adnan Topan Husodo, University of Indonesia (UI) academic Bagus Takwin and the daughters of Bung Hatta, Meutia Hatta and Halida Hatta. (kes)
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