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Jakarta Post

Rampant red tape for auto checks

  /   Wed, November 19 2008   /  11:11 am

BULELENG: Members of the Buleleng legislative council (DPRD) have uncovered rampant red tape in the local vehicle roadworthiness services office that operates under the supervision of the Buleleng Transportation Office. The DPRD finding showed officials had inflated the official charge for roadworthiness checks from the standard Rp 40,000 (US$4) to Rp 60,000, with no improvement in service in the office long considered a den of corruption for a long time. Councilor Gede Suartana said he was forced to send a team to double-check a tip-off from the public that the office had rampantly raised the price of the vehicle checks. "Initially, we just wanted to know the condition of the vehicle roadworthiness check office. Now we want to seek a way to wipe out the illegal levy collection," Suartana said. During the spot inspection, legislators also found most of the equipment for the r...