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Bribery-riddled KPPU seeks to boost image

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 30 2009   /  01:20 pm

The national antimonopoly agency is striving to regain public trust, after one of its members was detained in connection with a major bribery scandal involving a renowned businessman.
The arrest of Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) member Muhammad Iqbal has severely tarnished the image of the agency.
The KPPU is now revising its code of ethics for its commissioners in an effort to combat its tarnished image and prevent more graft cases. “We are very close to completing the draft revision,” Junaidi, KPPU spokesman, said Thursday.
Under the prevailing code of ethics, all members of the commission are forbidden from receiving any money or gifts that are related directly or indirectly to their positions.
But it did not stipulate any penalty for those in violation of the code. Junaidi said a new code of ethics wo...