Environmentalist, Ph.D in Environmental Science University of Indonesia
Improving the quality of infrastructure is one of the main developmental challenges in a region. Successful infrastructure development encourages economic growth, and vice versa.
Many regions have problems in infrastructure development as a result of corrupt practices. It is also a reflection of leadership and bureaucracy in the region.
Allegations of corruption in various development projects are difficult to ignore. Various sting operations by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) show corruption is one of the causes of low infrastructure quality in the regions.
Unfortunately, attempts to eradicate corruption are still hampered by many things, especially the weak deterrent effect.
Many corruption perpetrators, both in the government and private sectors, can still live in luxury in prisons and get variou...
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