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Survey: Police most corrupt institution: TII

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 22 2009   /  07:53 am

The police force is seen by the business community as the most bribe-riddled institution, while corruption at judicial institutions is the most costly, according to a survey revealed Wednesday. The study was conducted by Transparency International Indonesia (TII) between September and December last year, and involved 3,841 respondents, mainly business executives. Most respondents considered bribery necessary to smooth out bureaucracy, obtain business permits and contracts, and win favorable court decisions. TII research and policy manager Frenky Simanjuntak said 48 percent of respondents admitted to paying an average of over Rp 2.2 million (US$200) to bribe police officers. The police had also booked first place in TII’s 2007 survey, with a corruption perception index of 4.2. National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Abubakar Nataprawira questioned the met...