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Jakarta Post

Understanding things we don't know about graft

  • Hendi Yogi Prabowo
    Hendi Yogi Prabowo

    Director of the Center for Forensic Accounting Studies at the Islamic University of Indonesia

Yogyakarta   /   Mon, February 27, 2017   /  11:04 am
Understanding things we don't know about graft Anti-graft -- Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) ( Parwitasari)

The alarming number of regional heads arrested or prosecuted for corruption has raised many questions about the efficacy of the current anti corruption initiatives in Indonesia. Recent cases include those involving the Klaten regent in Central Java, who was arrested by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) last December in a sting operation. The arrest occurred just two months after she signed a joint commitment on anti corruption coordination and supervision together with other mayors and regents in Central Java along with the Central Java governor and a KPK deputy chair during a meeting in Semarang. In total, 11 heads of regions (including a governor) were arrested by the KPK for alleged corruption in 2016. On Feb. 15, 2017, millions of Indonesians cast their votes in 101 regional elections throughout the country, including in the capital city of Jakarta. Each time su...

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